Game Chat: Phils Attempt to Solve Homer Bailey

Game Chat: Phils Attempt to Solve Homer Bailey
May 19, 2013, 1:04 pm
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Saturday was ugly down at Citizens Bank Park.

Even the typically quiet-tweeting Jim Salisbury felt the need to point out what a savage pummeling the Phillies were receiving.

But today is Sunday and a win in the rubber match eases the pain of yesterday.

This has turned into a savage pummeling

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) May 18, 2013

The Phils will have their hands full with Homer Bailey (2-3, 3.51) who perplexed their bats back in April. The Fightins managed just two hits off of Bailey and struck out 10 times over eight innings but still managed to eek out a 1-0 victory. He's been solid for most of the season but that was by far his best outing of the year and tied his career-high in strikeouts. The Phillies are good for stuff like that these days it seems.

The home squad will counter with Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.41) who has pitched surprisingly well thus far for the big league club.

1:35 start time from the Bank. Could be a bit dreary. Not exactly hitting weather today. Hopefully we get to see Jonathan Broxton at some point.

Here's Charlie's left-heavy lineup. Remember Ben Revere? He's playing today.

Today's 1:35 #Phils lineup vs #Reds. Pettibone vs. Bailey. PHL17/1210WPHT/94WIP/…

— Phillies (@Phillies) May 19, 2013

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