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San Francisco Giants-Philadelphia Phillies Series Preivew

July 21st, 2014 at 12:21 PM
By Michael Almonte

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After taking two of three from the Miami Marlins, the San Francisco Giants open up a four-game series in the city of Brotherly Love against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 54-44 Giants are tied for first place in the National League West, while the 43-55 Phillies are in last place in the National League East, 11 games out of first.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-7) gets the ball in the opener opposing Cliff Lee (4-4). Vogelsong is 1-0 versus the Phillies with a 3.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 pm.

Tuesday night features a matchup between Yusmeiro Petit (3-3) and Roberto Hernandez (4-8). Petit is 1-2 this year as a starter with a 5.81 ERA in five starts and 23 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 pm.

'Let's Go Giants' photo (c) 2012, Joe Mazzola - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Wednesday night will see Madison Bumgarner (11-7) taking on A.J. Burnett (6-9). Bumgarner owns a 1-2 career record against the Phillies with a 4.05 ERA and 18 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 pm.

Thursday afternoon has Tim Hudson (8-6) squaring off against Cole Hamels (4-5). Hudson is 11-9 all-time versus the Phillies with a 3.72 ERA and 106 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 am.

The Giants will see the Phillies again next month in San Francisco for a weekend series from August 15-17. They are 13-7 this year versus the NL East and 5-1 on the road against them. They are 18-14 in series openers and 20-11 in series finales. 

 

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