Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/12/12
Although they are sitting dead last in the NL East, the Phillies are not the worst team in baseball. Their 29-33 record is better than six other Major League teams. For instance, the Minnesota Twins are 24-35, they sit 8 1/2 games back in the AL Central and most likely will stay there. Tonight the Phillies will open up a three-game set with the Twins in an effort to regain some ground in the division. Kyle Kendrick (2-5, 4.44 ERA) will make his ninth start of the season tonight as he takes on the Twins for the first time in his career. In Kendrick's last start on Wednesday against the Dodgers, he allowed five earned runs on four hits while walking five to take the loss. It was the first time in over six starts that Kendrick allowed two earned runs or more. Kendrick will be looking to bounce back against the Twins, a team he has never faced in his career. Kendrick has, however, faced three of the thirteen Twin hitters. Outfielder Josh Willingham is batting .364 in 11 at bats agains...
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