Philadelphia Phillies (39-44) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-30)
Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.17 ERA) vs Brandon Cumpton (0-0, 3.60)
TIME: 7:10 ET
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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The Phillies’ road trip gets no easier as they open a three game set with the first place Pirates tonight at PNC Park. Not only do the Pirates have the best record in the majors, the Phillies have not fared well at PNC park recently, even against the worst of Pirates teams.
Since 2001, when PNC Park, opened the Phillies are 12-23 against the Pirates on their home turf. The year 2000 was the last time they won a series against Pittsburgh on the road. The Pirates finished above .500 in none of those years.
Jonathan Pettibone will be on the hill for the Phillies. He gave up three early runs against the Dodgers his last time out but settled in, retiring the last 15 batters he faced. He finished the outing allowing just three runs on four hits in six innings.
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