Jonathan Pettibone is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts at Citizens Bank Park this season. (Kevin Durso/Philliedelphia)
The homestand, which will wrap on Sunday afternoon, featured five games. Two of them have been strong showings by the Phillies. The other two have been total embarrassments.
So in the series finale on Sunday, fresh off a 10-0 shutout win, the baby of the rotation will face a beast of the National League as the Phillies (20-23) close out the season series with the Reds (26-17).
Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.41 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Pettibone allowed two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in his last start against the Indians, picking up the win. Pettibone is making his first start against the Reds and sixth career start. At Citizens Bank Park, Pettibone is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA.
The Phillies will face right-hander Homer Bailey (2-3, 3.51 ERA). Bailey allowed two runs on six hits in a complete-game win against the Marlins in his last start. Bailey pitched eight shutout innings allowing two hits against the Phillies on April 16. Bailey is 0-3 with a 4.24 ERA in his career against the Phillies. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 0-2 with a 5.92 ERA.
Game notes and lineups are available after the jump.
- The Reds are just 10-11 on the road this season, but since posting eight straight losses in April, have won nine of their last 12 road games.
- Ben Revere makes the start against the right-handed Bailey. In six at-bats, Revere has three hits.
- If the Reds win the series finale on Sunday, it will be just their third series win on the road in seven series. The Phillies are 10-12 at home having won one series of six at Citizens Bank Park.
- Jimmy Rollins SS
- Ben Revere CF
- Michael Young 1B
- Chase Utley 2B
- Domonic Brown LF
- Laynce Nix RF
- Carlos Ruiz C
- Freddy Galvis 3B
- Jonathan Pettibone P
Jonathan Pettibone will start today's game.
Reds lineup (UPDATE: 10:57 A.M. - Zack Cozart scratched from lineup with illness)
- Shin-Soo Choo CF
- Cesar Izturis SS
- Joey Votto 1B
- Brandon Phillips 2B
- Jay Bruce RF
- Todd Frazier 3B
- Xavier Paul LF
- Ryan Hanigan C
- Homer Bailey P
Homer Bailey will start today's game.
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