Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/28/12
The Phillies were unable to win this series last night as they fell to the Pirates, 11-7. Although they won the first two games of the series, they are still looking for a series win. In this afternoon's matinée, Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.24 ERA) and A.J. Burnett (8-2, 3.24 ERA) will go head to head. Burnett will look to continue his dominance on the mound for a series split while Kendrick will aim to break out of his struggling stretch and give the Phillies a series victory. Kendrick has struggled tremendously over his past four starts, owning an 8.10 ERA in 22 innings pitched. In his last start, on Saturday against Tampa Bay, Kendrick lasted just four innings against  the Rays, allowing two earned on six hits while striking out six and walking three. Kendrick took the n0-decision in the Phillies' 7-6 win. Kendrick has allowed 18 earned runs over his past four starts and has walked 12 batters. Kendrick will look to improve and turn around his slumpish play today against the Pirates. M...
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