Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/25/12
Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies host the Pirates to close out their 10-game homestand. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso) The make-or-break homestand that was to determine where this team stood as June came to a close has not been pretty so far. After winning two of three from the Rockies, the Phillies took the momentum from a magical walk-off off the bat of Jim Thome and crushed by being swept in yesterday's day/night doubleheader with the Rays. Now, the second-place Pirates are in town, next in line for a Phillies team that has to get it together. There are three names you should know when it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup: Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker. These are their run producers. McCutchen will likely be an All-Star this season, leading the Pirates with a .340 average, 13 home runs and 45 RBIs. Alvarez also has 13 home runs and has driven in 35. Walker is next highest on the team with 30 RBIs. The Pirates also have a strong bullpen led by former Phil...
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