Phillies @ Padres
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Phillies have enjoyed success against the NL West as they are 16-15 against them this season and need just one win over the final two games of their series against the Padres to ensure their seventh consecutive winning season against the division.
- Petco Park has been particularly kind to the Phillies as they are 26-9 all-time at the Padres' ballpark while outscoring the Padres 155-100 in that span.
- Four or more runs is the key to success for the Phillies as they are 53-24 when scoring four or more but just 16-59 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Holding leads has been a strength of the Phillies going 54-5 when leading after eight innings but coming back has proved difficult going 4-67 when trailing entering the ninth inning.
- The Phillies are 7-15 on Wednesday nights this season.
- Freddy Galvis had a great night at the plate last night going 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Domonic Brown also put up a good game going 1-for-4 with a home run and his seventh stolen base of the season.
- Chase Utley was the last Phillies starter to record a hit going 1-for-4.
- Darin Ruf drove in Galvis in the ninth inning on a pinch-hit to cut the lead to one.
Place: 3rd in NL West
Last 10: 3-7
- The Padres are 203-253 all-time against the Phillies and 106-95 all-time in San Diego but just 9-26 at Petco Park.
- Petco Park as a whole has been good to the Padres as they have gone 464-419 at the park since it opened in 2004.
- San Diego has won 23 of their last 31 games at home dating back to June 29th.
- The Padres are 30-19 in one-run games this season leading Major League Baseball.
- Leading entering the ninth is a virtual win for the Padres as they are 55-1 in those games but just 5-72 when trailing after eight innings.
- San Diego is 11-12 on Tuesdays this season.
- Alexi Amarista had a big night at the plate last night going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs. He was just a triple shy of the cycle.
- Rymer Liriano also sprayed the ball around going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
- Cory Spangenberg ripped his first triple of the season and scored a run.
- Will Venable went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.
- Jedd Gyorko, who came in for Spangenberg, went 1-for-2 with an RBI single that eventually became the game-winner.
8-7, 2.51 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Hamels, 30, allowed one run on nine hits with a walk and six strikeouts in seven innings getting the no-decision in Friday night's extra innings win over the Marlins. In 15 career games against the Padres, Hamels is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. In seven career starts at Petco Park, he is 4-1 with a 1.85 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.
7-16, 4.49 ERA, 1.40 WHIP
Stults, 34, allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts in six innings in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. In four career games (three starts) against the Phillies, Stults is 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. In 34 career starts at Petco Park, he is 14-11 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.