06/10/2003 3:15 AM ET
Phillies going for fourth straight
Philadelphia (34-29) at Anaheim (31-30), 10:05 p.m. ET
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
ANAHEIM -- Three games after snapping a season-high losing streak, the Phillies are on the verge of tying their season-high winning streak, something they can do Tuesday with a win over the Angels.
They took a double-header on Sunday from the A's and won the first game of a three-game series against the defending World Series Champions on Monday. Vicente Padilla outdueled Jarrod Washburn, and Jimmy Rollins and Jim Thome delivered home runs.
Brandon Duckworth is coming off the best start of 2003, a seven-inning outing against the Mariners in which he allowed two runs on four hits. He has allowed two or fewer runs in two of his past three outings.
He will be opposed by John Lackey, who last October became the first rookie to win a Game 7 of the World Series.
PHI: RHP Brandon Duckworth
2003 record: 3-1, 5.21
Lifetime vs. ANA: Never faced them
ANA: RHP John Lackey
2003 record: 3-5, 6.14
Lifetime vs. PHI: Never faced them
Player to watch:
Mike Lieberthal, a Southern California native, has hit in 12 of his past 14 games and is hitting .377 in that span.
"I was going to let him stay out there until they tied it. I think he deserved that. He was honest with us after the seventh. I respect the fact that he told Joe that was it. Padilla's honest." -- Larry Bowa, on leaving Vicente Padilla in to finish the seventh.
On the Internet:
Angels: Fox Sports Net
Phillies: WPEN 950 AM
Angels: ESPN Radio 710-AM; XKAM 950-AM (Spanish)
Padilla won for the second time in nine starts. ... Pat Burrell started at designated hitter on Monday. Bowa said he is leaning toward DHin Thome on Tuesday, and starting either Tomas Perez or Todd Pratt at first base.
Wednesday at Anaheim 10:05; Thursday OFF; Friday at Cincinnati; Saturday at Cincinnati; Sunday at Cincinnati
Ken Mandel is a reporter for
MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball
or its clubs.