After a strong spring training and nine starts for Lehigh Valley, RHP David Buchanan makes his major league debut for the Phillies in today’s 3:05 p.m. game at Citizens Bank Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Buchanan was 5-1 with a 3.98 ERA for the IronPigs.
He will be opposed by Dan Haren (5-2, 3.18) Haren is 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA in nine career starts against the Phillies. He is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies welcome any other starter after being limited to two hits and by Clayton Kershaw in last night’s 2-0 loss. Kershaw struck out nine in six innings and pitched out of a few major jams.
Domonic Brown, who sat last night against Kershaw but had that key pinch-hit lineout to left with no outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, is back in the starting lineup for the Phillies.
Here is the Phillies lineup.
1. Ben Revere, cf
2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
3. Chase Utley, 2b
4. Ryan Howard, 1b
5. Marlon Byrd, rf
6. Domonic Brown, lf
7. Carlos Ruiz, c
8. Cesar Hernandez, 3b
9. David Buchanan, p