Monday, June 17, 2013

Series Preview: Nationals at Phillies, June 17-19

Here's an abbreviated version of the usual series preview, reviewing the match ups for this week's three-game series between the National League East division rival Nationals (34-34) and the Phillies (33-37) at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. 

Monday, 7:05 PM. Dan Haren (4-8, 5.70 ERA) vs. John Lannan (0-1, 6.14 ERA). In five career starts against the Phillies, Haren has a 0-3 record along with a 5.79 ERA. Haren is 0-3 with a 6.05 ERA in his last four starts. Ryan Howard is 1-for-9 (.111 avg) in his career against Haren. The left-handed Lannan will make his fourth big league start of the year after missing nearly two months with left knee issues.Adam LaRoche is 0-for-12 in his career against Lannan. The former Nats hurler has a 6.05 ERA in nine career starts at Citizens Bank Park.

Tuesday, 7:05 PM. Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55 ERA). In five road starts this season, Detwiler is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and a .290 batting average against. Detwiler has just one win and a 4.40 ERA in his last six starts. Domonic Brown is 0-for-7 in his career against the lefty Detwiler. In five home starts this year, Lee is 2-1 with a 3.82 ERA. Lee has a 5-3 record along with a 2.51 ERA in eight career starts against the Nats. Ryan Zimmerman is 3-for-18 (.167 avg) with a homer in his career against Lee.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM. Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.40 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.76 ERA).
Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 2.12 ERA over his last seven starts. The former Phillies prospect has a 3-1 record with a 2.52 ERA in four career starts against the Phils. Michael Young us 5-for-22 (.227 avg) with a home run in his career against Gonzalez. Kendrick is 4-2 with a 3.74 ERA in seven home starts this season. In 20 career games (18 starts) Kendrick has a 4.90 ERA against Washington. Ian Desmond is 10-for-25 (.400 avg) with two home runs in his career against Kendrick.
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