Phillies host Defending Champs
The Philadelphia Phillies (35-45, 4th NL East) took care of business on the road, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks during the week before heading back home to begin a three-game series today against the Kansas City Royals (42-36, 2nd AL Central) who won three of four games against the Cardinals.
Taking the mound for the Phillies will be Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 4.23 ERA) who will be going up against Ian Kennedy (5-6 3.96 ERA) who was quite efficient in his last outing against the Astros, striking out 11 while giving up only three hits.
Tickets for the entire series are still available so be sure get yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!
The Arizona Diamondbacks (32-39, 4th NL West) came alive against the Philadelphia Phillies (30-40, 4th NL East) yesterday as Archie Bradley got his first win for the Diamondbacks since may, allowing only one unearned run over six innings in a 5-1 win. They will look to go for the sweep today at 12:05.
“Not a whole lot to be happy about except for (Zach) Eflin,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “It was a good confidence booster for him, as well as the team. We were in the game until the ninth inning, so that’s a step in the right direction. However, the three hits, once again is our bane.”
Elfin pitched five and a half innings allowing only two Diamondbacks runs.
Game four kicks off today at noon. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies to victory!