Monday, April 25, 2011

Phillies at Diamondbacks: April 25th through April 27th

Chase Field - Phoenix, AZ
Monday and Tuesday 9:40, Wednesday 3:40

Records:  Phillies 15-6, 1st Place in N.L. East, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Marlins; Diamondbacks 8-12, 4th Place in N.L. West, 5 1/2 games behind the Rockies

First Game: The Phillies and Diamondbacks faced off for the first time on May 7, 1998 at Veterans Stadium. The Phillies beat Buck Showalter's Diamondbacks by a score of 4-1 behind the pitching of Curt Schilling. Schilling allowed just one run and three hits in his seven innings of work while striking out twelve and Mark Leiter pitched two scoreless innings for the save. Gregg Jefferies, Scott Rolen and Bobby Abreu drove in the Phillies runs.

Know Your D-Backs: Manager - Kirk Gibson is in his first full year as manager
Starters - Miguel Montero (c), Russell Branyan (1b), Kelly Johnson (2b), Melvin Mora (3b), Stephen Drew (ss), Gerardo Parra (lf), Chris Young (cf), Justin Upton (rf)
Rotation - Ian Kennedy (rhp), Daniel Hudson (rhp), Joe Saunders (lhp), Barry Enright (rhp), Armando Galarraga (rhp)
Bench - Henry Blanco (c), Juan Miranda (inf), Ryan Roberts (inf), Willie Bloomquist (of), Xavier Nady (of)
Closer - J.J. Putz (rhp)
Bullpen - Josh Collmenter (rhp), Sam Demel (rhp), Juan Gutierrez (rhp), David Hernandez (rhp), Joe Paterson (lhp), Esmerling Vasquez (rhp)
Disabled List - Geoff Blum (inf), Zach Duke (lhp), Aaron Heilman (rhp)

At the Ballpark:  There are no freebies during the Phillies three-game visit to Chase Field.  Although fans coming to Thursday's game against the Cubs will get a Mark Grace Bobblehead.

Phillies Probables:   Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels
Diamondbacks Probables:  Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson, Joe Saunders

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