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This week's pitching match-ups. . .

The third full week of the season brings with it a bit of a reprieve from the top-shelf starting pitching the Phillies faced over the first couple of weeks. The Diamondbacks and Cubs enter today ranked 13th and 15th in the National League in ERA and 13th and 14th in starter ERA. And it looks the Phillies are going to miss Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Ryan Dempster.

This week's pitching match-ups. . .

Kyle Kendrick will get the start tonight in Arizona in place of Cliff Lee. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Kyle Kendrick will get the start tonight in Arizona in place of Cliff Lee. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The third full week of the season brings with it a bit of a reprieve from the top-shelf starting pitching the Phillies faced over the first couple of weeks. The Diamondbacks and Cubs enter today ranked 13th and 15th in the National League in ERA and 13th and 14th in starter ERA. And it looks the Phillies are going to miss Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Ryan Dempster.

Now would appear to be as promising a situation as any for the Phillies offense, which enteres today ranked second-to-last in the NL in runs-per-game (2.69) and OBP (.283) to finally gain some traction.

A look at the week ahead. . .

Tonight at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.: RHP Kyle Kendrick at LHP Wade Miley

Tuesday at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.: RHP Vance Worley at RHP Josh Collmenter 

Wednesday at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.: LHP Cole Hamels at RHP Trevor Cahill

Thursday - OFF DAY

Friday vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.: RHP Roy Halladay vs. LHP Paul Maholm

Saturday vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.: RHP Joe Blanton vs. RHP Randy Wells

Sunday vs. Cubs, 1:35 p.m.: RHP Kyle Kendrick vs. RHP Matt Garza



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