The Philadelphia Phillies look to push their winning streak to three games tonight as they face off against the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 Pm EST.
It was great to see the Phillies push across some runs late in the game for the second straight night in a row, it was also great to see them produce those runs off of a really stellar Atlanta Braves bullpen that really does not blow to many ball games when you get late into these games but the Phillies found some way to get it done.
If the Phillies can pull out a victory tonight they can get over the .500 hump for the first time since opening day.
Roy Halladay will take the mound for the Phillies in hope to keep this winning streak chugging along, Doc has a 3-2 record on the season and an impressive ERA of 1.95 this year. Halladay is pitching great it’s just in some of those games he has not had the offensive support which is kind of the story of the season thus far. Halladay has been charged with a loss in his last two outings.
Much as been talked about Halladay’s velocity being down this year but he still getting opponents out and that is really all the counts at the end of the day. Halladay has not allowed a home run this year, he only allowed 10 round trippers last season.
The Phillies bats will face Tommy Hanson, he has a record of 3-2 and an ERA of 3.00 on the season. Hanson has won in his last two outings.
This game will be televised on CSN, 1210 WPHT for radio.
83 degrees at game time tonight with a ten percent chance of rain.
Some Injury News
Earlier today Jim Thome was placed on the disabled list with a bad back, the Phillies have recalled catcher Erik Kratz and now have a full bench to work with. Thome is the eighth Phillies player to join the disabled list.
Phillies Lineup (12-12)
1. Rollins SS
2. Polanco 3B
3. Victorino CF
4. Pence RF
5. Wigginton 1B
6. Nix LF
7. Ruiz C
8. Galvis 2B
9. Halladay P
RIP Junior Seau