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May 27: Jiminez vs. Kendrick

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The Phillies try to reach six games over .500 tonight as their series with the Rockies continues. The team has failed to move to six over in five previous attempts, so maybe they were waiting for the numbers to align.

Earlier today I wrote about the last time the Phils scored 35 runs in two games, a bit less than nine years ago. In the third game, they didn't crack double digits, but they did win 6-2. So we got that going for us, which is nice.

Colorado starter Ubaldo Jiminez has pitched well in two no-decisions against the Phillies, including a 6 1/3 inning, one-run appearance in Game Three of last October's NLDS. His season numbers (1-4, 4.61) aren't great, but he's coming off an excellent start last week against the Giants: seven innings, three hits, no runs.

The Phils lineup tonight, per Zolecki (who also has good Kris Benson news):

1) Jimmy Rollins, SS
2) Shane Victorino, CF
3) Chase Utley, 2B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Pat Burrell, LF
6) Geoff Jenkins, RF
7) Pedro Feliz, 3B
8) Carlos Ruiz, C
9) Kyle Kendrick, P