Sunday Night Live

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Tonight’s Lineup

Rollins, ss; Victorino, rf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Burrell, lf; Rowand, cf; Helms, 3b; Barajas, c; Hamels, p.

ESPN Tonight
Cole Hamels, who has never faced the Giants in his brief major league career, will start for the Phillies against RHP Tim Lincecum, SF’s No. 1 draft pick a year ago, who is making his major league debut.

Jimmy Rollins will wear a microphone for the national telecast.

Because of contractual agreements with Major League Baseball, ESPN can change the time of four other Phillies Sunday afternoon games to a night game: June 3 (Giants), July 1 (Mets), August 12 (Braves) and August 26 (Padres).  All are Citizens Bank Park games.

Pre-Game Visitor

Ricky Jordan, former Phillies first baseman who lives in Northern California, was on the field with his 12-year-old son, courtesy of Milt Thompson.

Table Setters
Shane Victorino is 8-for-12 with five runs scored and six stolen bases in this series . . . Jimmy Rollins is 5-for-15 with three runs and two steals.

Outfield Arms
Phillies outfielders have 15 assists, tops in the NL: Victorino, Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth, four each and Aaron Rowand, three.

Different Pen
With Tom Gordon and Ryan Madson on the disabled list, the only relievers who were in the Phillies pen a year ago at this time are Geoff Geary and Clay Condrey.

Ks from Z
Michael Zagurski, a 24-year-old lefty reliever with the Clearwater Threshers, is chalking up strikeouts at a frightening pace.  Through last night, he has struck out 26 in 13.1 innings over nine appearances.  He’s allowed with base runners (five hits, three walks) and two runs.  The third-year pro was a 12th round selection out of the University of Kansas in 2005. 

1 Comment

Now a 121 year old son IS news!

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