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Lieber makes first start as Phillies face Reds

Apr 20, 2007 - 2:56 PM Philadelphia (4-10) at Cincinnati (8-8) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Jon Lieber makes his first start of the season for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday when they meet the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series.

A key member of the Philadelphia rotation the past two seasons, Lieber (0-0, 11.57 ERA) was sent to the bullpen this spring. However, the 37-year-old regained his spot in the rotation after manager Charlie Manuel made the curious decision to send ace Brett Myers to the bullpen earlier this week.

Expected to contend in the National League East Division this season, the Phillies have lost 10 of their first 14 games.

The Phillies again could be without reigning MVP Ryan Howard, who sat out Thursday's 4-2 win at Washington with a sprained ligament below his left knee. He is day-to-day.

Cincinnati, which is trying to avoid its second three-game losing streak of the season, sends Kyle Lohse (1-0, 2.53) to the mound. Lohse gave up just four hits and struck out a career-high 12 in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

The righthander is 0-1 with a 2.19 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies.








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    FINAL 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    10 R H E
    -- - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 7 2
    CINCINNATI 1 2 4 2 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: PHI

    Apr 20 10:03 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON PHILLIPS SCORED JAVIER VALENTIN.
    FINAL SCORE: CINCINNATI 2, PHILADELPHIA 1

    Phillies vs. RedsApr 20 10:03 PM
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    Phillies vs. RedsApr 20 9:49 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Coutlangus relieved T Coffey.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    CINCINNATI 1 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G Dobbs (.222, 1-FOR-1)

    Apr 20 9:44 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - PITCHING CHANGE
    CIN: JON COUTLANGUS (0-0, 5.06) STARTING THE 10TH
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPH: G DOBBS (.222, 1-FOR-1)

    Apr 20 9:44 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 (TOP 10)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - TOM GORDON
    CIN - TODD COFFEY

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: G DOBBS (.222, 1-FOR-1)
    J ROLLINS (.299, 1-FOR-4)
    S VICTORINO (.278, 0-FOR-4)

    Apr 20 9:43 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SCOTT HATTEBERG (2) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF TOM GORDON.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.289, 1-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. RedsApr 20 9:42 PM
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    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - ANTONIO ALFONSECA
    CIN - KYLE LOHSE

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.256, 0-FOR-2)
    A GONZALEZ (.295, 1-FOR-2)
    D ROSS (.114, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 20 9:02 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BRANDON PHILLIPS ALLOWED CARLOS RUIZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LIEBER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    CINCINNATI 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.308, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 20 8:13 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BRANDON PHILLIPS ALLOWED CARLOS RUIZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LIEBER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    CINCINNATI 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.308, 1-FOR-2)

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - JON LIEBER
    CIN - KYLE LOHSE

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C RUIZ (.282, 0-FOR-1)
    J LIEBER (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    J ROLLINS (.308, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 20 8:08 PM


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    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - JON LIEBER
    CIN - KYLE LOHSE

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J HAMILTON (.333, 5 HR, 11 RBI)
    E ENCARNACION (.167, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    S HATTEBERG (.270, 1 HR,

    Apr 20 7:27 PM