Phils Look To Extend Streak at Turner Field

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The Philadelphia Phillies (39-34) will play the Atlanta Braves (35-40)at Turner Field.

Joe Blanton (4-4, 5.60 ERA) will start against Derek Lowe (7-6, 4.53 ERA).

The Phillies are happy interleague play is over after posting a 6-12 record against the American League. They head to Turner Field, where they were a perfect 8-0 last season. They’ll have to extend their win streak against Derek Lowe, who shutout the Phillies in eight innings back in April.

Joe Blanton was roughed up by the Braves earlier this year. In 12 innings, his ERA is 9.75 and Braves hitters are batting .321 against him this season.

Jimmy Rollins is back in the starting lineup, and out of all the Phillies hitters, Rollins has the most success against Lowe. He is batting .304 against Lowe in his career. On the other hand, Brian McCann is 6-for-7 with 2 home runs and six RBI against Blanton.

With Rollins back in the lead-off spot, the rest of the lineup looks like this: Rollins (SS)/ Victorino (CF)/ Utley (2B)/ Howard (1B)/ Werth (RF)/ Dobbs (LF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Ruiz (C)/ Blanton (P).

Call of the Day: Everybody was excited by the callup of Pat Burrell, and everybody was impressed quickly. One of the highlights of his rookie year was a grand slam.

"OH WOW! LOOK AT THIS! A grand slam, upper-deck home run! What a
tremendous shot by Pat Burrell!"


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