Sunday, December 21, 2014

Game 39: Luna Landing

CHICAGO — Chris Volstad has not won a game since July 10, 2011. His team has lost nine straight games he's started and 15 of his last 17. He has a lifetime ERA of 5.89 against the Phillies.

Game 39: Luna Landing

CHICAGO — Chris Volstad has not won a game since July 10, 2011. His team has lost nine straight games he's started and 15 of his last 17. He has a lifetime ERA of 5.89 against the Phillies.

And he's facing Roy Halladay on Thursday night.

So it's as close to a reverse lock as possible, as the Phillies go for a five-game winning streak. Charlie Manuel will start Hector Luna at first base. It's his first major-league start in 636 days.

Ty Wigginton is at third base for the injured Placido Polanco. He left Wednesday's game with a bruised left knee and is day to day.

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1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Juan Pierre 7
3. Shane Victorino 8
4. Hunter Pence 9
5. Carlos Ruiz 2
6. Ty Wigginton 5
7. Hector Luna 3
8. Freddy Galvis 4
9. Roy Halladay 1


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