Phillies look to keep winning vs. Padres
Philadelphia (15-12) vs. San Diego (10-17), Weds., 7:05 p.m. ET
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies began their six-game homestand by ousting future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.They will look to continue their winning ways in the middle game of a three-game series against hard-throwing righty Chris Young. "We did this last year, where guys picked each other up," said center fielder Jayson Werth. "We have basically the same team back and we want to keep moving ahead and winning games as we head into May."
The Phillies completed their seven-game road trip to Colorado, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh with a 5-2 record and continued their strong April on Tuesday without reigning National League Most Valuable Player Jimmy Rollins, who is still recovering from a sprained left ankle.
"We've got a group of guys on this team who will battle and it reminds me of last year when we did it," Werth said. "The win to open the series was good because some guys got some rest, like [Brad] Lidge."
Jamie Moyer will be searching for his second victory this season against a team which has given him trouble in the past.In Moyer's last start against the Padres on Aug. 24, 2007, Moyer was knocked around for 10 hits and eight runs (six earned) in 4 2/3 innings of what wound up being a 14-3 loss for the Phillies. Moyer has kept the Phillies in the game for the most part this season while boasting a respectable 4.05 ERA. Young, meanwhile, struck out a season-high 10 batters in his last start against the Giants. He has not received much run support this season, despite some strong outings. Pitching matchup
PHI: LHP Jamie Moyer (1-1, 4.05 ERA)
Moyer has allowed only two homers in 26 2/3 innings this season. But he has allowed 37 hits and nine walks in his previous five starts. SD: RHP Chris Young (1-2, 3.77 ERA)
It will be the sixth start of the season for Young. He pitched well in his last start against the Giants, giving up two hits and one earned run to go along with 10 strikeouts in seven strong innings. Tidbits
Pat Burrell has reached base safely in 25 straight games. ... The Phillies claimed infielder Oscar Robles off waivers from the Padres and assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Robles was hitting .208 with one homer and 10 RBIs for Triple-A Portland. ... First-base coach Davey Lopes spent a good bit of time on the field while the Phillies took batting practice on Tuesday. Lopes is slowly working his way back to full-time duties while recovering from prostate cancer surgery in March. ... Eric Bruntlett extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the third inning off Maddux. Tickets
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Thursday: Phillies (Adam Eaton, 0-0, 5.08) vs. Padres (Randy Wolf, 2-1, 3.68), 7:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Phillies (Kyle Kendrick, 2-2, 5.13) vs. Giants (Pat Misch, 0-0, 3.00), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Phillies (Brett Myers, 2-2, 5.11) vs. Giants (Matt Cain, 1-2, 4.41), 7:05 p.m. ET
Andy Jasner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.