Skip to main content

Series Preview: Phillies at D-Backs, May 9-12

The Phillies (16-19) continue their roadtrip as they head to Phoenix's Chase Field to take on the Diamondbacks (19-15) in a four-game series. 

Winners of three straight, the Diamondbacks will send 23-year-old left-hander Patrick Corbin to the mound for the series opener.  Arizona has won all six of Corbin's starts this season.  The Phillies will counter with three-time All-Star Cole Hamels, who has a 3.38 ERA in five career starts at Chase Field. 

Last season, the Phils won four of six meetings with Arizona, including two of three in Phoenix. 

Read ahead for full details on the pitching match ups and plenty more stats from this series.


Thursday, 9:40 PM.  Cole Hamels (1-4, 4.34 ERA) vs. Patrick Corbin (4-0, 1.80 ERA).  Hamels is sporting a 2.31 ERA over his last five starts.  In seven career starts against Arizona, Hamels is 4-1 with a 3.47 ERA.  The lefty Hamels is 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA three road starts this season.  In his sophomore MLB campaign, Corbin, who was the Angels 2nd round pick in 2009, is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in two home starts this year.  Corbin was acquired in the Dan Haren trade in 2010. 

Friday, 9:40 PM.  Tyler Cloyd (1st MLB start this year) vs. Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19 ERA).  The righty Cloyd posted a 2-2 record in a 4.91 ERA in six big league starts last year.  In six starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, the 25-year-old Cloyd posted a 1-3 record along with a 5.40 ERA.  Kennedy is 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA in three home starts this season.  In four career starts against the Phillies, Kennedy has a 1-1 record with a 3.75 ERA.  Ryan Howard is 0-for-9 in his career against Kennedy.

Saturday,  8:10 PM.  Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.26 ERA) vs. Trevor Cahill (2-3, 2.80 ERA).  In five career starts against Arizona, Lee has a 3-1 record with a 3.50 ERA.  Lee is 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA in four road starts this year.  Eric Chavez is 2-for-19 (.105 avg) in his career against Lee.  In five home starts this year, Cahill has a 1-2 record and a 2.61 ERA.  Cahill is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in three career starts against the Phils

Sunday, 4:10 PM.  Kyle Kendrick (4-1, 2.45 ERA) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 6.75 ERA).  In seven career games (six starts) against Arizona, Kendrick has a 0-2 record with a 6.06 ERA.  Kendrick is 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA in three road starts this year. Miguel Montero is 6-for-9 (.667 avg) with a double and a homer in his career against Kendrick.  In four home starts this season, McCarthy is 0-2 with a 7.61 ERA.  Michael Young is 7-for-25 (.280 avg) with a home run in his career against the 29-year-old McCarthy.


Delmon Young is a .389 hitter with with a home run and three RBI in nine games against the D-Backs.  Young is batting .130 through eight games this season.

In 41 career games against Arizona, Chase Utley has a .293 average with nine home runs and 23 RBI.

Opponents are batting .116 against Jonathan Papelbon in 13 games this year.  Papelbon has not allowed a run since his initial outing this season, a stretch of 12 games.

In 17 home games this season, Paul Goldschmidt is batting .377 with five homers and 19 RBI.  Goldschmidt is 2-for-18 (.111 avg) in five career contests against the Phillies.

Gerardo Parra is a .197 hitter in 20 career games against the Phillies.  Parra is batting .311 in 15 home games this season.

Heath Bell is 1-1 with nine saves, no blown saves and a 2.48 ERA in 32 games against the Phillies.  In six home games this year, Bell has an 11.57 ERA. 

Phillies team ERA- 4.34 (25th in MLB)
D-Backs team ERA- 3.57 (8th in MLB)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PhoulBallz Interview: RHP Ben Brown talks TJ recovery, O'Hoppe, cancelled season

Image- MiLB.com Out of action since last May when it was determined he required Tommy John surgery, righty pitching prospect Ben Brown is using the downtime of the pandemic hiatus to continue his physical recovery.  A 33rd round draft selection of the Phillies back in 2017, Brown made his professional debut that same year, posting a 2.57 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 10 appearances in the rookie level Gulf Coast League.  The following season, Brown began to make a name for himself in the GCL, striking out 16 batters in one July appearance.  He would post a 3.12 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 10 games (eight starts) before earning a promotion and finishing the season with a pair of outings with Class A short-season Williamsport. Brown, a Long Island, NY native, opened last year with Class A Lakewood.  In four appearances with the BlueClaws, he struck out 20, walked four and allowed no runs in 13 2/3 innings and looked well on his way to making an impact on betting odds and available promo codes

2019 Phillies Prospects Countdown: #7 LHP JoJo Romero

JoJo Romero, image- Jay Floyd With a growing crop of very talented pitching prospects in the Phillies organization, left-hander JoJo Romero is certainly among the standouts. The five-foot-11 200-pounder was the Phils’ 4th round draft selection in 2016. That year he helped Yavapai College, the same school that the Phillies drafted Kenny Giles from in 2011, clinch the JuCo World Series, leading the way with an 11-5 record, a 3.64 ERA and a 10.2 K/9 mark. He also tossed a complete game gem to earn the win in their title game. After signing with the Phillies, Romero made his professional debut as a member of the short-season Class A Williamsport Crosscutters. There, he notched a 2-2 record with a 2.56 ERA while striking out 31 and walking 11 in 45 2/3 innings. In 2017, he got off to a terrific start with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. In 13 starts, Romero tallied a 5-1 record with a 2.11 ERA and a 9.3 K/9 mark and was honored as a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star. R

Rappers in Phillies Caps

Weekend greetings to you phine pholks out there. Today's post features pictures of rappers wearing Phillies caps. Why rappers in Phillies caps, you ask? Because... Any other questions? We will start things off properly by going with a highly recognizable hip hop star. 50 Cent stays constantly relavant by consistantly creating radio friendly material to help sell (G) units, while he "keeps it real" by still rapping about the thug life he lived before becoming the 2nd highest earning black entertainer in America. 50 is seen here in a recent interview rocking a throw-back Phillies cap. Next up we'll use a throw-back screen cap from what may be the very first major appearance by a rapper wearing Phillies gear. Chuck D, of legendary rap group Public Enemy, wore a Phillies cap in the music video for rap anthem Fight The Power in 1989. The song was the lead single from the soundtrack for Spike Lee's film Do The Right Thing . Next up we'll go with some home grown tal