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May 23: Eaton vs. Backe

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The Phils and Astros both enter tonight's game at 27-22, in third place within their respective divisions. Adam Eaton seeks his first win of the year--and a reprieve from the growing calls to boot him out of the rotation --in his tenth start, while Houston pitches Brandon Backe, a holdover from the club's fearsome rotation of a few years ago who never quite inspired dread on the level of his teammates Clemens, Oswalt, and Pettitte. The Phils hammered Backe earlier this season, pounding out ten hits and scoring six in three-plus innings at OFJOAB last month.


Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros

05/23/08 8:05 PM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
Jimmy Rollins - SS Michael Bourn - CF
Shane Victorino - CF Kazuo Matsui - 2B
Chase Utley - 2B Miguel Tejada - SS
Ryan Howard - 1B Lance Berkman - 1B
Pat Burrell - LF Carlos Lee - LF
Geoff Jenkins - RF Hunter Pence - RF
Pedro Feliz - 3B Ty Wigginton - 3B
Carlos Ruiz - C J.R. Towles - C
Adam Eaton - P Brandon Backe - P