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Hamels, Cueto Pitching Well After Four

Nobody really threatening after a cheap first inning run by the Phillies. With Cole Hamels keeping a low pitch count of 52 after four innings, he should be able to give Charlie at least seven strong innings. Cueto has ran into a bit of trouble but he’s kept the Phillies hitters out of scoring position for most of the game. The Phillies are batting around .220 for the series, helped in part by a multitude of walks, HBP’s and errors.

Shane Victorino leads off the fifth and in a small ballpark like the Great American (bandbox!), the Phils will need to generate some more offense to old onto this lead and sweep the series.