GameDay Preview: Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Good Afternoon Folks,

The Philadelphia Phillies play game two of this three game opening series this evening at 7:05 Pm EST in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at PNC Park.

Cliff Lee will take the hill for the Phillies and will try to ride some shutout momentum from Thursdays great performance from Roy Halladay. Halladay pitched eight scoreless innings and only allowed two hits, those hits were in the first inning. Jonathan Papelbon would come into the game in the ninth inning to record his first save as a Philadelphia Phillies closer after shutting down the Pirates in order.

Jeff Karstens will take the hill for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Karstens has really not had a great career so far to say the least. He has a career record of 21 and 36, has an ERA of 4.52 over his 6 season career. Before the Pirates Karstens pitched for the New York Yankees.

Laynce Nix will start at first base tonight instead of Ty Wigginton, Wigginton went 1 for 4 on Thursday and scored the only run of the game. Nix will make his seventh career start at first base tonight.

This game is on CSN and MLB Network for tv and 1210 WPHT for radio.

It’s supposed to be Sunny with a high of 60 degrees this evening in Pittsburgh, 0 percent chance of rain.

So grab a beer or a drink of your choice and Let’s enjoy some Saturday Night Phillies baseball.

Lets Go Phillies 

Phillies Lineup (1-0)

1. Victorino CF

2. Polanco 3B

3.  Rollins SS

4. Pence RF

5. Nix 1B

6. Mayberry LF

7. Ruiz C

8. Galvis 2B

9. Lee P

Pirates Lineup (0-1)

1. Tabata RF

2. Presley LF

3. McCutchen CF

4. McGehee 3B

5. Hague 1B

6. Walker 2B

7. Barjas C

8. Barmes SS

9. Karstens P

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