Friday, September 4, 2015

Tonight's line-up: Life's a Beachy

It doesn't take much to amuse me, but I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of the fact that, by the end of tonight, Brandon Beachy will have faced the Phillies in more than a fifth of his 33 career starts. Maybe I am. Regardless, Beachy made his major league debut against the Phillies a couple of Septembers ago and tonight will face them for the seventh time in his young career. He has pitched fairly well in his last couple of outings against them:

Tonight's line-up: Life's a Beachy

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Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will lead off Tuesday against the Braves. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will lead off Tuesday against the Braves. (Matt Slocum/AP)

It doesn't take much to amuse me, but I can't be the only one who gets a kick out of the fact that, by the end of tonight, Brandon Beachy will have faced the Phillies in more than a fifth of his 33 career starts. Maybe I am. Regardless, Beachy made his major league debut against the Phillies a couple of Septembers ago and tonight will face them for the seventh time in his young career. He has pitched fairly well in his last couple of outings against them:

Sept. 7, 2011: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR

July 8, 2011: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR

Both of those games were 3-2 Phillies wins, and both came at Citizens Bank Park. 

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Since allowing four runs and three walks to the Astros in his first start of the season, Beachy has held the Brewers, Diamondbacks and Dodgers to three runs in 20 2/3 innings, striking out 17 and walking four in the process.

Here's tonight's line-up against the Braves righthander, along with each hitter's career numbers against Beachy:

 

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS (2/11, 1 2B)
  2. Placido Polanco 3B (3/11)
  3. Shane Victorino CF (4/10, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 SO)
  4. Hunter Pence RF (0/2, 2 SO)
  5. Ty Wigginton 1B (Has not faced)
  6. Laynce Nix LF (0/2)
  7. Carlos Ruiz C (5/8, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB)
  8. Freddy Galvis 2B (Has not faced)
  9. Cole Hamels LHP (0/3, 1 SO)

 

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