Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gameday Preview: April 6 - Phillies vs. Royals

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

John Lannan makes his regular season Phillies debut tonight as the club hosts the Kansas City Royals for the second of a three-game set.

The Royals collected 19 hits yesterday and clobbered the Phillies 13-4. 

Pitching Matchup: John Lannan in 2012 (4.70 xFIP, 1.21 K/BB, 1.44 WHIP) vs. Luis Mendoza in 2012 (4.36 xFIP, 1.76 K/BB, 1.42 WHIP).

Weather: 52-degrees with sun.

Royals Notes: Billy Butler was held out of the Royals' lineup on Friday, but will start tonight at first base ... Jeff Francoeur is a career 13-for-25 against Lannan with home run and four doubles ... Mendoza was named MVP of the Caribbean Series and beat out former Phillie Bruce Chen for the Royals final rotation spot.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/03/3957010/philadelphia-phillies-0-1-at-atlanta.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/03/3957010/philadelphia-phillies-0-1-at-atlanta.html#storylink=cpy

Odds: Phillies favored -115. Over/Under set at 8.5.

Phillies Lineup: Revere 8, Rollins 6, Utley 4, Howard 3, Young 5, Brown 7, Mayberry 9, Quintero 2, Lannan 1.

Royals Lineup: Gordon 7, Escobar 6, Butler 3, Perez 2, Cain 8, Francoeur 9, Tejada 5, Johnson 4,
Mendoza 1.

- Patrick Gordon is the Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Follow him on Twitter @Philabaseball or contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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