Phillies (16-19) v. Houston Astros (15-19)
Monday, 7:00 - Joe Blanton v. Lucas Harrell
Tuesday, 1:05 - Cliff Lee v. TBD
Space Cadets Batting:
Runs - 143 (13th)
Avg - .249 (14th)
Slug - .365 (26th)
Space Cadets Pitching:
ERA - 3.65 (13th)
WHIP - 1.26 (12th)
BAA - .244 (14th)
Lucas Harrell will be making his first appearance against the Phils. So far this season he's 2-2 with a 4.68 ERA. The Astros are 2-5 in games he's started in 2012. The game 2 starter is still unknown.
Their Danny Sandoval:
JD Martinez - Martinez started the season like a house on fire. Now, he's flamed out. He's 1-26 in May and batting .221 overall.
Their Danys Baez:
No Astros reliever that pitches consistently has put up terrible numbers, so I'll give this award to former Phillie JA Happ who has a 5.72 ERA in seven starts.
Magic Number Watch:
The Phillies magic number had to get ten stitches after breaking a bat against the clubhouse wall. No word on its return...
Why not be optimistic? I'm saying Blanton continues his recent run of form, Lee out-duels the unknown pitcher and the Phils sweep the short series.