Tyler Cloyd Makes 2013 Debut As Phillies Look To Get Even With D-backs

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The Phillies wasted yet another Cole Hamels gem of a game last night by failing to score any run support. Taking the 2-1 loss, their second one-run loss in a row, the Phillies fell to 16-20 on the year and Cole Hamels, who allowed two earned runs through six, fell to 1-5 on the year. Simply pathetic. 

The Phillies will aim to give Tyler Cloyd a warm welcome as he makes his season debut with the club today in place of Roy Halladay. Cloyd was called up last night and Joe Savery has been sent down in his place. Cloyd (minors: 1-3, 5.40 ERA) will take on Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19 ERA) in game two of this four-game set in Arizona.

Tyler Cloyd went 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA (18 ER in 33 IP) in six starts with the Phillies last season. After ,aking his debut in late-August, Cloyd finished out the year with the big club, but was sent to AAA-Lehigh in the beginning of the 2013 season. There he has gone 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA (21 ER in 35 IP) in six starts so far this year. Despite the high numbers, Cloyd has a 2.40 ERA (4 ER in 15 IP) in his last two starts. Making his 2013 debut against a red-hot D-backs club, Cloyd says he feels no pressure and notes that "It's just another game,". Cloyd is also making his first career start against the D-backs.

Ian Kennedy is not having the year that he wants to have. The righthander has not won a game since Opening Day against St. Louis. Since then, Kennedy has gone 0-3 and has a 5.73 ERA (23 ER in 36 1/3 IP. In his last start, against the Padres on Sunday, Kennedy was tagged for five earned on five hits through 5 2/3 innings of work. Kennedy also struck out five, but walked three to take his third loss of the year. Kennedy has walked at least three batters in four of his last five outings, including four against the Dodgers on April 13th. Kennedy has good career numbers against Philadelphia, however, owning a 2-1 record and a 2.42 ERA (7 ER in 26 IP) in four career starts. 

Game Notes: 

  • Charlie Manuel managed his 1,332nd Phillies game yesterday, moving him into first place on the franchise's all-time list.
  • Score runs for Cloyd!
  • No hitter has faced Tyler Cloyd.

Phillies lineup: 

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Chase Utley 2B
  3. Michael Young 3B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Carlos Ruiz C
  6. Domonic Brown LF
  7. John Mayberry Jr. RF
  8. Ben Revere CF
  9. Tyler Cloyd P

Tyler Cloyd will start tonight's game.

D-backs lineup:

  1. Geraldo Parra CF
  2. Didi Gregorius SS
  3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  4. Eric Chavez 3B
  5. Cody Ross RF
  6. Jason Kubel LF
  7. Martin Prado 2B
  8. Miguel Montero C
  9. Ian Kennedy P

Ian Kennedy will start tonight's game.

First Pitch Forecast: Partly Cloudy – 90° – 0% PoP.

Radio: 94 WIP, 1210 WPHT.

Let's Go Phils! 

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