Game 49: Pettibone looking to continue a strong start

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Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone throws against the Giants during the first inning of a game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

WASHINGTON -- Rookie righthander Jonathan Pettibone looks to continue his early-season success when he makes his seventh start for the Phillies in tonight’s second of a weekend series with the Washington Nationals.

Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) is the first Phillies rookie to allow three earned runs or fewer in each of his first six career starts since Ben Rivera from June 9 to Aug. 19, 1992. The last Phillies rookie to accomplish this in seven career starts was Charles Hudson in 1983.

Pettibone will be opposed by righthander Dan Haren (4-5, 5.54).

Here is the lineup for the Phillies (23-25), who enter the day, two games behind the Nationals and six behind first place Atlanta in the N.L. East.

One change has Freddy Galvis, who batted seventh in Friday’s 5-2 loss against Jordan Zimmerman, is now batting second and Ben Revere, who hit second on Friday, is batting eighth.

Here is the Phillies lineup.

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Freddy Galvis, 2B

3. Michael Young, 3B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Delmon Young, RF

6. Domonic Brown, LF

7. Erik Kratz, C

8. Ben Revere, CF

9. Jonathan Pettibone, P

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