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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

Having won three straight games, the Philadelphia Phillies (63-58) will look to continue their momentum into Friday evening's three-game series opener against the San Diego Padres (56-64) and rookie RHP Chris Paddack (7-5, 3.26 ERA) at Citizens Bank Park.

Paddack will be opposed by Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez (4-7, 4.30 ERA), who owns a perfect 0.00 career ERA and a solid 0.346 career WHIP against the Padres over 17 1/3 innings.

Absent from Friday's lineup will be Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, who took a pitch off his hand in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game. Hoskins stayed in the game, and later scored on Bryce Harper's thrilling walk-off grand slam against the Chicago Cubs.

Hoskins, optimistic, had his X-ray results return negative and will be available off the bench. Ten-year veteran Logan Morrison will make his first start at red pinstripes, in Hoskins' place.

Starting Pitching Matchup:

San Diego Padres (56-64) Philadelphia Phillies (63-58)
RHP Chris Paddack RHP Vince Velasquez
(7-5, 3.26 ERA) (4-7, 4.30 ERA)

RHP Chris Paddack, Age: 23

  • Career vs. PHI: 0-1, 10.38 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1.846 WHIP
  • Career at Citizens Bank Park: N/A

Paddack will make his 21st career start and his first at Citizens Bank Park. His first and only career outing against the Philliescame back on June 4 at Petco Park, in which he suffered a losing decision. Since, the right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA, 49-13 strikeout-to-walk ratio and .196/.256/.375 opposing slash over 49 2/3 innings and nine starts.


RHP Vince Velasquez, Age: 27

  • Career vs. SDP: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 2 GS, 17 1/3 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 25 SO, 0.346 WHIP
  • Career at Citizens Bank Park: 11-15, 4.52 ERA, 43 G, 39 GS, 199 IP, 175 H, 106 R, 100 ER, 40 HR, 74 BB, 245 SO, 1.251 WHIP

Velasquez will make his 40th career start at Citizens Bank Park, and assuming he retires at least three batters, will reach the career 200-inning mark at the venue. Spanning 17 1/3 innings all-time against the Padres, the right-hander has allowed only five hits, no runs and one walk, while striking out 25 batters.

Starting Lineups:

San Diego Padres (56-64) Philadelphia Phillies (63-58)
  Position Player Bats   Position Player Bats
1 SS Luis Urias R 1 CF Roman Quinn S
2 RF Josh Naylor L 2 RF Bryce Harper L
3 3B Manny Machado R 3 C J.T. Realmuto R
4 1B Eric Hosmer L 4 LF Corey Dickerson L
5 C Francisco Mejia S 5 SS Jean Segura R
6 LF Wil Myers R 6 1B Logan Morrison L
7 2B Ty France R 7 3B Scott Kingery R
8 CF Manuel Margot R 8 2B Cesar Hernandez S
9 P Chris Paddack R 9 P Vince Velasquez R

Broadcast Information:

  • First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
  • TV: NBC 10
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Game Notes:



What's Next:

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019: vs. San Diego Padres, 7:05 p.m.
    • Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
    • RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Zach Eflin (7-11, 4.49 ERA)
    • TV: NBCSP; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019: vs. San Diego Padres, 1:05 p.m.
    • Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
    • LHP Joey Lucchesi (7-7, 4.25 ERA) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (6-6, 4.03 ERA)
    • TV: NBCSP; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP


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