Preview: Phillies v. Brewers – 7:05 pm Eastern.

The Phillies (5-6, 4th) will continue their seven-games home stand by playing the first of three games at home against their 2008 National League Divisional Series opponent, the 2008 National League Wild Card Champions Milwaukee Brewers (4-8, 5th National League Central). The game will be played tonight at Citizens Bank Park and will start at 7:05 pm Eastern. The Phillies will send to the mound the ageless veteran Jamie Moyer (1-1, 6.55), who is coming off a win against the Nationals back on April 13, as he pitched six good innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five, in the Phils’ emotional 9-8 victory. He will be going for his second straight win, which trying to cut down on the number of runs that he has so far given up this season. The Brewers will counter with Manny Parra (0-2, 6.97), who is coming off a lost to the Cincinnati Reds on April 13, where he pitched six innings, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks, as he struck out four in the Brewers’ 6-1 lost. He will be gunning for his first win of the season. The Phillies will be trying to even up their record at 6-6 with a win tonight.

3 Comments

Good luck tonight!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

This should be a great series.
Both teams are seeking some early answers, and should be primed for some wild times on the field.
The Phillies hit a bit of a rough spot, and should have a better result with Moyer on the mound tonight.
Who would have thought the Phillies would be at 6-6 right now. I truly thought they would be 9-3 at the worst at this point.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Julia – Thanks.
RR – It just seems to be a typical April for the Phils. But, they are around the same point as they were last year, with a different. The bats are hitting, with Ryan Howard being among them, which is a pleasent surprise. Guess coming to Clearwater trimmer this spring was what he needed to do.
Yeah, the bullpen has blown a couple of early games, but no one expected the bullpen to be as good as it was last year. The problems are the starters are giving up too many runs early in games, thus forcing the bats to constantly play catch up and giving up too many gopher balls, especially with men on base. I’m sure that once they stop doing both, things will improve.
Of course, I do not plan to press the panic button, yet, since this team seems to catch its stride in August-September, when things really count.

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