Today’s Matchup – August 3, 2011


Leave it up to the Rockies to make Kyle Kendrick look like an ace. Kyle Kendrick?? REALLY?? 

The Rockies’ lineup made him look like Roy Halladay. who by the way, is pitching tonight. Can you say Phillies sweep? Although to be fair, last time Doc Halladay made an appearance in LoDo, the Rockies lit him up.

Seriously, though. THIS is the guy who shut out the Rockies. (Check out Blake Street Bulletin for more of these stats)

–Kendrick hasn’t thrown a shutout of more than five innings since May 28th of last year.
–Last time he threw more than seven innings? July 3rd, 2010.
–Kendrick hasn’t struck out more than five batters since May 2008.

Are you kidding?

Here are this afternoon’s lineups. Jason Hammel’s pitching, and remember, “you never know which Jason Hammel you’re going to get.”

Game #111: Roy Halladay (13-4, 2.44 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (6-10, 4.65 ERA)

Games Ahead: 8 (NL East)
Games Left: 53
Streak: Won 5
Last 10: 7-3
Magic Number: 47

Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, CF
Chase Utley, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Hunter Pence, RF
Raul Ibanez, LF
Carlos Ruiz, C
Wilson Valdez, 3B
Roy Halladay, P

Games Back: 10 (NL West), 11.5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 52
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 3-7
Elimination Number: 43

Colorado Rockies
Eric Young, Jr., LF
Dexter Fowler, CF
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Ian Stewart, 3B
Mark Ellis, 2B
Eliezer Alfonzo, C
Jason Hammel, P

First pitch is set for 1:10pm Mountain time from Coors Field in Denver. ROOT Sports will broadcast the game in the Rocky Mountain region, and CSN will broadcast the game in the Philadelphia region. On the radi0, 805 KOA will have the game in the Denver Metro Area while 1210 WPHT will have the call in the Philadelphia area.