On Labor Day, Phils Need To Work

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Philadelphia Phillies (77-57) at Houston Astros (66-70)

J.A Happ (10-4, 2.77 ERA) starts vs. Brian Moehler (8-10, 5.11 ERA).

Happy Labor Day! The Phillies offense has been on vacation for the last couple of weeks. Today would be a good day for them to get back to work. The Astros are on the verge of sweeping the four game series.

J.A Happ can't seem to win his eleventh game. He'll go for it today against Brian Moehler. Moehler has lost five of his last six decisions. He has struggled against the Phillies throughout his career (11 G, 7 S, 2-3, 6.38 ERA). The lineup collectively has good numbers against Moehler: Ryan Howard- .471, 2 HR; Chase Utley- .412, 2 HR; Jimmy Rollins- .250, 2 HR; Shane Victorino- .545.

Former Phillie, Michael Bourn has been trouble. He is 5-for-13 with three stolen bases and two runs scored. The Phillies need to keep the speedster off the base paths.


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