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Philadelphia Phillies (6-10) vs St. Louis Cardinals (9-6)
Roy Halladay (1-2, 7.63) vs Jaime Garcia (1-0, 1.86)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather:70′s, chance of rain/storms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Tonight should be fun. Jaime Garcia (7 IP, 0 R in his last outing) is on the mound for the Cardinals, and he’s had success (2.30 ERA) against the Phillies in his career. In addition, the Phillies lineup looks one from Spring Training. It has the makings of yet another poor offensive game for the Phils.
Roy Halladay will start for the Phillies, and he looked like Roy Halladay in his last start. Still, his season ERA is still through the roof, and we need more than just one start to know he’s really out of his funk, or if it was just a result of the Marlins offense. He’s got pretty good numbers against the Cardinals in his career (2.57 ERA), however.
Injury updates: Ryan Howard is day-to-day with a sore groin, and Carlos Ruiz was hit in the wrist by a pitch in an extended ...
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The Roy Halladay we have all been waiting to see returned last night in an 8-2 win over the Cardinals. It began with his last start against the Marlins and then Friday night, he continued to improve in an impressive 7-inning effort.
The game was called due to rain after the 7th, so this will go in the books as a complete game for Halladay. He allowed only 2 runs, both solo homers...
As the reigning Cy Young award winner and having been through the
arbitration process twice already, the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price is
getting expensive. He is already earning $10 million this year and can
be expected to double that over his next two arbitration years.
this means is that the Rays, as is their M.O., will probably look to
trade Price, maybe as soon...
The Phillies are getting absolutely nothing out of their outfield. In 183 at-bats, Phillies outfielders are batting .219 with five home runs.
Ben Revere hasn’t gotten off the ground, Laynce Nix and John Mayberry are doing pretty much what you’d expect in one outfield corner and Domonic Brown remains the wildly inconsistent, baseball version of Evan Turner.
The Phillies’ outfield...
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TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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(AP) -- With their offense possibly awoken, the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to parlay a win over the St. Louis Cardinals into more success.
The sturdy Cliff Lee should give them a chance to do so as he takes the mound Saturday night against the visiting Cardinals.
Philadelphia's 8-2 win Friday in the second of a four-game set snapped a four-game slide. Though it was shortened...
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Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we discussed the current road trip in Philadelphia, the Washington series ahead and some kid named Oscar Taveras.
Cliff Lee entered tonight’s game against St. Louis with an earned run average not far above one. His record was two wins, no losses and he walked only one batter prior to tonight. He had gone at least seven innings in his first three starts, allowing a total of only two runs. He would hit a [...]
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St. Louis Cardinals
Edward Mujica has charged into the lead of the bullpen race in St. Louis. Mitchell Boggs has been inconsistent at best. Trevor Rosenthal has been electric, but hittable. Mujica has...