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Lineups plus some notes

In the last seven games, no opposing starter has pitched beyond five innings against the Phillies. So that tall task belongs to Braves rookie lefthander Mike Minor tonight. He goes against Roy Halladay, who is seeking to become the Phillies' first 20-game winner since 1982.

Lineups plus some notes

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

In the last seven games, no opposing starter has pitched beyond five innings against the Phillies. So that tall task belongs to Braves rookie lefthander Mike Minor tonight. He goes against Roy Halladay, who is seeking to become the Phillies' first 20-game winner since 1982.

Here are the lineups:

Braves
1. Omar Infante 2B
2. Jason Heyward RF
3. Martin Prado 3B
4. Brian McCann C
5. Derrek Lee 1B
6. Nate McLouth LF
7. Alex Gonzalez SS
8. Rick Ankiel CF
9. Mike Minor LHP

Phillies
1. Shane Victorino CF
2. Placido Polanco 3B
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Jayson Werth RF
6. Raul Ibanez LF
7. Carlos Ruiz C
8. Wilson Valdez SS
9. Roy Halladay RHP

Some notes:

-- The last righthander pitcher to win 20 games for the Phillies was the late Robin Roberts in in 1955. Twenty-six pitchers have won 20 games in Phillies history.

-- Halladay has 12 wins in the NL East, the most by any pitcher since the National League was broken into three divisions prior to the 1994 season. He is 12-1 against NL East opponents. The last pitcher to go 13-1 against the NL East was Pittsburgh's Jim Bibby in 1980.

-- The Phillies have won 49 games at home. They have not won 50 games at home since 1993, when they were 52-29 at Veterans Stadium.

-- Kyle Kendrick will not start this weekend against the Mets. Instead, with the day off Thursday, the Phillies bumped Kendrick back to likely Tuesday in Washington. So that means Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay will pitch against New York this weekend at Citizens Bank Park.

Matt Gelb Inquirer Staff Writer
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