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Phillies to face Pirates, Gorzelanny

Aug 17, 2007 - 1:49 PM Philadelphia (64-56) at Pittsburgh (50-69) 7:05 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are fighting to stay in the race in the National League East. They will continue the battle on Friday when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Phillies pulled out a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday to climb within three games of the New York Mets (67-53) in the East.

Philadelphia's offense will have a tough test on Friday against one of the top young pitchers in the National League - Pittsburgh's Tom Gorzelanny (11-6, 3.29 ERA). The 25-year-old lefthander tossed his first career shutout last Sunday, allowing just five hits while striking out four at San Francisco.

Gorzelanny has never faced Philadelphia and has had mixed success against the rest of the NL East this season, picking up wins against Florida and Washington while getting knocked around by New York and Atlanta.

The Phillies will counter with J.D. Durbin (4-2, 5.73). The righthander returns to the rotation in place of struggling Adam Eaton, who was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with shoulder inflammation.

Durbin won three straight starts in June, including a five-hit shutout at San Diego on June 22. In his last start on June 28, he picked up a win against the Pirates despite allowing five runs and seven hits in five frames.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 2 11 16 0
    PITTSBURGH 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - J.D. DURBIN, CLAY CONDREY (7TH), JOSE MESA (8TH), MICHAEL
    ZAGURSKI (9TH) AND CHRIS COSTE
    PIT - TOM GORZELANNY, SHANE YOUMAN (6TH), SALOMON
    TORRES (8TH), SHAW

    Aug 17 10:00 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED JACK WILSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 11
    PITTSBURGH 8 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.255, 1-FOR-4)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 9:58 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY NATE MCLOUTH SCORED CESAR IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J WILSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 11
    PITTSBURGH 7 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.302, 1-FOR-3, SF, 2 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 9:56 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS COSTE SCORED RYAN HOWARD AND AARON ROWAND.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COSTE ON FIRST, G DOBBS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 11
    PITTSBURGH 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A NUNEZ (.246, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 9:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE BAUTISTA (10) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF JOSE MESA SCORED JASON BAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 9, PITTSBURGH 6
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J CASTILLO (.260, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 9:30 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RONNY PAULINO (9) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF CLAY CONDREY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 9, PITTSBURGH 4
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C IZTURIS (.255, 1-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 9:08 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PAT BURRELL (18) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF SHANE YOUMAN SCORED TADAHITO IGUCHI.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 9, PITTSBURGH 3
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.261, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:47 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T IGUCHI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    PITTSBURGH 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.265, 2-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:46 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED CHRIS COSTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ROLLINS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    PITTSBURGH 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: T IGUCHI (.312, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:42 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MATT KATA (1) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF J.D. DURBIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5, PITTSBURGH 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.247, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:34 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY AARON ROWAND (20) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 1 OUT IN THE 5TH OFF TOM GORZELANNY SCORED TADAHITO IGUCHI AND
    PAT BURRELL.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5, PITTSBURGH 2
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.256, 1-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:26 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T IGUCHI ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 2
    PITTSBURGH 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P BURRELL (.263, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 8:21 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED CESAR IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N MCLOUTH ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    PITTSBURGH 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.254, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 7:57 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY PAT BURRELL SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P BURRELL ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    PITTSBURGH 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 7:45 PM


  • NL
    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED NATE MCLOUTH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F SANCHEZ ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0
    PITTSBURGH 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.255, 18 HR, 69 RBI)

    Phillies vs. PiratesAug 17 7:22 PM