Saturday, June 4, 2011
Posted: 5 p.m.
Phillies (34-23) at Pirates (27-29), 7:05 p.m. on CSN.
Phillies: Kyle Kendrick (3-3, 3.18 ERA) will get the start in the second game against the Pirates, with Joe Blanton on the DL and Vance Worley in the minor leagues. The last time Kendrick pitched at PNC Park, the righty threw his only career complete game, a 12-4 win last July.
Pirates: Charlie Morton (5-2, 2.51 ERA) leads the majors with a 78.2 ground-ball percentage. He has a 1.21 ERA in his last four starts and righties are hitting only .190 against him.
The Phillies have now lost three straight, while the Pirates are 2-3 in their last five games.
The Pirates have now won five of their last six games against the Phils, including Friday's 2-1 win in the 12th inning.
Jimmy Rollins is 5 for 7 lifetime against Morton. Both the Phillies and Pirates were able to muster only six hits in the first game of the series.
Would you rather have an inexperienced Vance Worley on the mound or Kendrick?