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Know Your Foe #11: Philadelphia Phillies face Colorado Rockies for first time since 2009 NLDS

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Philadelphia Phillies (19-12, 1st place NL East)

Monday-Wednesday: 3-game series @ Coors Field

Rockies' 2009 Record vs. Phillies: 2-4 regular season record, 1-3 postseason record

Phillies' Recent Results: 3-1 series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1 series victory over the Atlanta Braves

The Rockies' longest winning streak this season has been three games when they beat the Padres on April and then won the first two games against the Mets at Coors. Two two-game winning streaks have come since, but a win followed by a loss has been the most common pattern for the last week. Let's hope things change for the better this week when the Rockies host the Phillies.

SBN Phillies Blog: The Good Phight

Expected Pitching Matchups

Monday, 10 May 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Kyle Kendrick 1-1 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.2 35 20 20 6 12 15 5.87 1.53


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Greg Smith 1-2 8 6 0 0 0 0 28.1 31 20 20 6 20 21 6.35 1.80


Kendrick dominated the Cardinals back on May 5 to pick up his first win of the season (7 IP, 0 ER), but if they can get to him early the Rockies should be on the way to victory.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Roy Halladay 6-1 7 7 3 2 0 0 56.0 46 11 9 2 7 48 1.45 .95


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Cook 1-3 6 6 1 0 0 0 34.1 36 24 23 3 18 18 6.03 1.57

Is there anything to say about Roy Halladay that hasn't already been said? This is going to be a tough one.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 @ 1:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jamie Moyer 4-2 6 6 1 1 0 0 39.0 37 21 19 7 5 20 4.38 1.08


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 0-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 18.2 28 20 19 1 8 13 9.16 1.93


Jason Hammel makes his return Wednesday as of now, and Esmil Rogers will be sent back down to the Springs.

More after the jump


Philadelphia Phillies Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jimmy Rollins calf 04/12/2010
J.A. Happ forearm 04/16/2010
Brian Schneider achilles-tendon 05/09/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Madson toe 04/29/2010


Expected Lineup

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Shane Victorino CF 0.241 0.271 0.459 0.730 0.218 0.234 0.318
Placido Polanco 3B 0.302 0.328 0.468 0.797 0.167 0.300 0.349
Chase Utley 2B 0.297 0.435 0.586 1.020 0.288 0.298 0.441
Ryan Howard 1B 0.279 0.321 0.465 0.786 0.186 0.337 0.336
Jayson Werth RF 0.349 0.417 0.688 1.105 0.339 0.408 0.463
Raul Ibanez LF 0.253 0.350 0.414 0.764 0.162 0.280 0.324
Juan Castro SS 0.258 0.271 0.303 0.574 0.045 0.288 0.255
Carlos Ruiz C 0.325 0.465 0.429 0.893 0.104 0.393 0.398

 

Wilson Valdez may start in place of Castro if Castro's hamstring still doesn't feel better.

Bench

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Greg Dobbs 3B/OF 0.192 0.276 0.423 0.699 0.231 0.211 0.306
Ben Francisco OF 0.222 0.300 0.278 0.578 0.056 0.267 0.271
Brian Schneider C 0.167 0.286 0.167 0.452 0.000 0.231 0.231
Ross Gload OF 0.238 0.238 0.238 0.476 0.000 0.238 0.214
Wilson Valdez SS 0.172 0.172 0.241 0.414 0.069 0.217 0.181

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brad Lidge 0-0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3.1 3 1 1 1 1 3 2.70 1.20