Phillies v. Padres
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 2-8
- Philadelphia is 1-29 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 19-3 when leading after eight innings.
- The Phillies are currently in the midst of playing 41 games in 41 days.
- Marlon Byrd had a game to remember last night going 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs.
- Ben Revere put up a two-hit game going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
- Chase Utley had a strong night going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
- Ryan Howard also had a two-hit night going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 300th career save in the win.
Place: 4th in NL West
Last 10: 4-6
- The Padres have been shutout out in two of their last four games.
- Will Venable had a great game going 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the third inning.
- Carlos Quentin snapped an 0-for-22 streak at the plate with his double in the seventh inning. He would later score on a sacrifice fly.
- Seth Smith and Chase Headley both went 1-for-4.
- Yonder Alonso drove in the other Padres run with his sacrifice fly.
6-5, 3.22 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Ross, 27, allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday. In three career games (one start) against the Phillies, Ross is 0-1 with a 18.00 ERA and a 2.67 WHIP in three innings pitched. He has thrown 0.2 innings at Citizens Bank Park allowing six earned runs.
2-3, 3.49 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Hamels, 30, threw 7.2 shutout innings Friday against the Reds allowing five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts getting the win. In 14 career starts against the Padres, Hamels is 8-2 with a 2.39 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. In 125 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, Hamels is 52-41 with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.