Phillies (11-7) @ San Francisco Giants (10-8)
Where: AT&T Park
Mon: Roy Halladay (4-0, 0.82) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (1-1, 1.86)
Tue: Jamie Moyer (2-1, 5.00) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (0-3, 8.16)
Wed: Cole Hamels (2-2, 5.11) vs. Tim Lincecum (4-0, 1.00)
Mon: 10:15 PM; CSN
Tue: 10:15 PM; CSN
Wed: 3:45 PM; CSN, MLBN
Hot (last three starts) – Roy Halladay: 3-0, 0.69 ERA, 26 IP, 19 K, 1 BB
Not (last seven games) – Shane Victorino: .167 (5-for-30), 6 K
Player to watch: Tim Lincecum. If there is going to be a pitcher who will be in Doc’s place in 10 years, it will be Lincecum. Lincecum is a rare pitcher. I’m sure we all hear about how he torques his small frame and extends his delivery to freakish lengths, getting everything he has and putting it into each pitch. Last time he pitched against the Phillies, Pedro Martinez out-dueled him. His numbers speak for themselves and the Phillies hitters will have a hard time with him.
Series overview: The Phillies are going up against one of the more dangerous teams in the NL… The Giants pride themselves in pitching and fortunately for the Phils, Barry Zito and Matt Cain will not be seen this series… Hamels v. Lincecum is the marquee match-up… Pablo Sandoval is the Giants best hitter… The Phillies will need their pitching to step up and their offense to fire at all cylanders again… Should be a tight series and will go either way.