Friday, July 29, 2011

Pirates at Phillies: July 29th through July 31st

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35

Pirates 54-49, Tied for 2nd Place in N.L. Central, 1 1/2 games behind the Brewers
Phillies 65-39, 1st Place in N.L. East, 5 games ahead of the Braves

So Far in 2011:  The Phillies always seem to have trouble against the Pirates and this year, with the Pirates actually playing well, is no different.  They lost two out of three in Pittsburgh in early June.

Meet the Buccos: Manager - Clint Hurdle
Starters - Michael McKenry (c), Lyle Overbay (1b), Neil Walker (2b), Pedro Alvarez (3b), Ronny Cedeno (ss), Xavier Paul (lf), Andrew McCutchen (cf), Garrett Jones (rf)
Rotation - Jeff Karstens (rhp), Paul Maholm (lhp), Kevin Correia (rhp), Charlie Morton (rhp), James McDonald (rhp)
Bench - Eric Fryer (c), Steve Pearce (1b), Brandon Wood (ss), Matt Diaz (rf)
Closer - Joel Hanrahan (rhp)
Bullpen - Joe Beimel (lhp), Jason Grilli (rhp), Chris Leroux (rhp), Daniel McCutchen (rhp), Chris Resop (rhp), Jose Veras (rhp), Tony Watson (lhp)
Disabled List - Kevin Hart (rhp), Evan Meek (rhp), Ross Ohlendorf (rhp), Ryan Doumit (c), Chris Snyder (c), Chase d'Arnaud (ss), Alex Presley (lf), Jose Tabata (lf)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is the second fireworks night at the ballpark.

Pirates Probables: Charlie Morton (8-5, 3.69), James McDonald (7-4, 3.95), Jeff Karstens (8-5, 2.41)
Phillies Probables: Roy Halladay (12-4, 2.55), Cliff Lee (9-7, 3.05), Vance Worley (7-1, 2.02)

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