Phillies vs. Diamondbacks preview

JoeBlanton
JoeBlanton
Posted: August 20, 2009

7:05 Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Ticket info: Standing-room tickets will go on sale before the game.

Diamondbacks LHP Doug Davis (7-10, 3.59) vs. Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (7-6, 3.88).

Diamondbacks update: Davis is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last five starts, all of them D-Backs wins. During that stretch he has held opposing batters to a .207 average while striking out 20 and walking 18 ... Since 2004, Davis is eighth among major league pitchers with 187 starts and tied for seventh with 117 quality starts ... Davis has not faced the Phillies this season ... Davis is 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA in three career starts at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies update: Blanton has been on fire ever since the All-Star Break. In his last five starts, he has posted a 2.27 ERA while striking out 22 and walking three ... Blanton's last outing produced a 3-2 win over the Braves in which he allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings, relying on several spectacular plays from his outfielders to limit the Atlanta damage ... Blanton last faced Arizona on June 18, 2008, when he allowed eight runs in three innings while a member of the Athletics, the only time in his career he has faced the D-Backs.

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