Thursday, May 9, 9:40 PM EST, Chase Field
Cole Hamels, LHP---Patrick Corbin, LHP
1-4, 4.34 ERA
---4-0, 1.80 ERA
Phillies: Hamels has been a hard-luck pitcher in his last five starts with a 2.31 ERA and allowing just 21 hits in 35 innings. He's 1-2 -- and the Phillies are 1-4 -- in those starts because his team has been shut out twice and scored just one run once.
Dbacks: Corbin has been the D-backs' best pitcher this year. In all six of his starts, he has gone six or more innings and allowed two or fewer runs. Last time out against the Padres, he gave up just one run over seven innings.
Friday, May 10, 9:40 PM EST, Chase Field
Tyler Cloyd, RHP---Ian Kennedy, RHP
0-0, -.-- ERA
---1-3, 5.19 ERA
Phillies: Cloyd will take Roy Halladay's spot in the rotation, at least temporarily. He went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts with the IronPigs, but had a 2.40 ERA (four earned runs in 15 innings) in his last two starts.
Dbacks: Kennedy has not won since beating the Cardinals on Opening Day. Last time out against the Padres, he allowed five runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Dodgers earlier this year.
Saturday, May 11, 8:10 PM EST, Chase Field
Cliff Lee, LHP---Trevor Cahill, RHP
3-2, 3.26 ERA
---2-3, 2.80 ERA
Phillies: Lee needs to pick up the slack with Roy Halladay on the DL indefinitely with an injured shoulder. He allowed two runs in eight innings Monday against the Giants. It's a nice start, but they need him to get on a roll.
Dbacks: Cahill has pitched extremely well in his last three outings, allowing just four earned runs over 20 frames. In his last start against the Dodgers, he allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings.
Sunday, May 12, 4:10 PM EST, Chase Field
Kyle Kendrick, RHP---Brandon McCarthy, RHP
4-1, 2.45 ERA
---0-3, 6.75 ERA
Phillies: Kendrick continues to pitch well. He allowed six hits and two runs and struck out six in seven innings Tuesday against the Giants, leading a rotation without Roy Halladay. They will need more from him in the coming months.
Dbacks: McCarthy is still looking for his first win in a D-backs uniform. He pitched better last time out against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. This will be his first-ever start against the Phillies.