After being swept in Cincinnati, the Phillies begin an eight-game homestand with tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals desperately looking to ignite a punchless offense.
During the recently completed 2-4 road trip, the Phillies scored a total of 10 runs. They did not score a run before the sixth inning in any game on the trip.
Cole Hamels, who was better his last outing against an anemic Miami offense, will face a Cardinals team looking to regroup after Wednesday’s 5-0 loss to A.J. Burnett in Pittsburgh.
In order to jump start the offense, Jimmy Rollins is the lead-off batter and Ben Revere will hit seventh. In addition Freddy Galvis gets the start in left field for Domonic Brown, who injured his back during Wednesday’s 11-2 loss at Cincinnati.