Friday, June 27, 2008

Interleague Play Not Kind to Phils

After yesterday's 5 - 0 spanking at the hands of the A's, perhaps the local nine are not out of the woods yet with respect to their dormant bats. In their last 6 games; all against AL teams, the Phils are hitting a lusty .174 as a team with a .252 OBP. These offensive numbers put the Phillies dead last in all of Major league baseball in those categories over the past 6 games. Counting this recently completed series with the A's and a previous 3-game set against losery Toronto, the Phils are 3 - 9 against the junior circuit.

Amazingly, despite an abysmal 2 - 8 record in their last ten games, the Phils are still in first place today, 2 games up on the Marlins and 3 1/2 ahead of the Mets. Any sort of winning streak at this point and the Phils have the opportunity to really pull away from the pack.

The Phils open up a 3-game series tonite in Arlington, TX as they take on the Rangers before heading to Atlanta to take on the Braves.

The pitching matchups:

Tonite: Brett Myers vs. Kason Gabbard; 8:05pm
Tomorrow: Cole Hamels vs. Vicente "Happy Hour" Padilla; 8:05pm
Sunday: Jamie Moyer vs. Eric Hurley; 6:05pm
Picture: (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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