Scouting report

June 27, 2006|By CHILDS WALKER

Philadelphia Phillies@Orioles

Day .............. Time ........... TV ......................... Starters

Today ........ 7:05 p.m. ... CSN ............. Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.41)

.................................................................... vs. Erik Bedard (7-6, 5.09)

Tomorrow . 7:05 p.m. .... CSN ............ Scott Mathieson (0-1, 4.22)

.................................................................... vs. Kris Benson (8-5, 4.06)

Thursday ....7:05 p.m. .... CSN ............... Brett Myers (5-3, 3.86)

........................................................... vs. Rodrigo Lopez (5-8, 6.45)

Radio: All games on 1090 AM

Phillies update

With yesterday's 12-inning loss to Boston, the Philadelphia Phillies have dropped five in a row to the Red Sox and New York Yankees. Philadelphia is second in the National League East, 12 games behind the New York Mets. The Orioles went 1-2 against the Phillies last year and are 19-20 against them all time. First baseman Ryan Howard has emerged as a major power hitter for the Phillies with 25 home runs and 66 RBIs. Pat Burrell is second on the team with 18 homers and 52 RBIs. Second baseman Chase Utley is having another All-Star-caliber season with a .285 average, 14 homers and 44 RBIs. Right fielder Bobby Abreu rounds out a potent core with a .450 on-base percentage and 15 steals. The Phillies rank seventh in the National League in runs scored and 13th in ERA.

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