Friday, June 3, 2011

Phillies at Pirates: June 3rd through June 5th

PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA
Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35

Phillies 34-22, 1st Place in N.L. East, 2 games ahead of the Marlins
Pirates 26-29, 4th Place in N.L. Central, 2 1/2 games behind the Cardinals

First Game:  The Pittsburgh Alleghenys made their National League debut in 1887 after spending the first five years of their existence as part of the American Association.  On May 30, 1887, the Alleghenys defeated the Philadelphia Quakers by a score of 2-1 in the first game of a double header.  The Quakers would take the second game.

Meet the Pirates: Manager - Clint Hurdle is in his first year as manager of the Pirates.  His third base coach is Nick Leyva, who managed the Phillies from 1989 until part-way through the 1991 season.
Starters - Chris Snyder (c), Lyle Overbay (1b), Neil Walker (2b), Josh Harrison (3b), Ronny Cedeno (ss), Jose Tabata (lf), Andrew McCutchen (cf), Garrett Jones (rf)
Rotation - Kevin Correia (rhp), Paul Maholm (lhp), Jeff Karstens (rhp), Charlie Morton (rhp), James McDonald (rhp)
Bench - Dusty Brown (c), Pedro Ciriaco (inf), Brandon Wood (inf), Matt Diaz (of), Xavier Paul (of)
Closer - Joel Hanrahan (rhp)
Bullpen - Jose Ascanio (rhp), Daniel McCutchen (rhp), Evan Meek (rhp), Daniel Moskos (lhp), Chris Resop (rhp), Jose Veras (rhp)
Disabled List - Joe Beimel (lhp), Michael Crotta (rhp), Kevin Hart (rhp), Ross Ohlendorf (rhp), Ryan Doumit (c), Pedro Alvarez (3b), Steve Pearce (inf)

At the Ballpark:  At one of the best ballparks in baseball, tonight is Free Shirt Friday.  Fireworks follow Saturday night's game and all kids receive a Pedro Alvarez batting practice jersey on Sunday afternoon.

Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (7-2, 3.01), Kyle Kendrick (3-3, 3.18), Roy Halladay (7-3, 2.56)
Pirates Probables: Jeff Karstens (3-4, 3.58), Charlie Morton (5-2, 2.51), James McDonald (3-3, 4.85)

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