Sunday, June 4, 2017

Phillies look to secure series win at home against Giants

Philadelphia starter Jeremy Hellickson

The Phillies host the San Francisco Giants today at Citizens Bank Park, aiming to pick up a win to avoid dropping an 11th straight series, a feat not matched since 1941.

Philadelphia hurler Jeremy Hellickson hopes to turn things around following a pair of subpar outings - posting a 9.00 ERA along with just four strikeouts over 11 innings. The Giants counter with veteran lefty Matt Moore who comes to Philadelphia riding a streak of four consecutive quality starts with an ERA of 2.73 over his last 26 1/3 innings pitched.

The Phillies won yesterday's contest, 5-3, to snap a five game skid. Ben Lively made his major league debut, tossing seven innings while giving up one run on four hits. Tommy Joseph tied the contest with a solo shot in the sixth before the Phillies added four runs in the seventh, three of which came on Odubel Herrera's bases-clearing double.

Sunday's Lineup

1. Hernandez, 2B
2. Herrera, CF
3. Kendrick, LF
4. Joseph, 1B
5. Altherr, RF
6. Franco, 3B
7. Rupp, C
8. Galvis, SS
9. Hellickson, P

Monday's Starter
Nick Pivetta is with the club today in Philadelphia and will make the start tomorrow in Atlanta when the Phillies open a series with the Braves. Pivetta has started four games already for the Phillies, going 0-2 with a 5.12 ERA.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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