Phillies at Astros, 8:05, Minute Maid Park, Houston. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish Phillies RHP Adam Eaton (0-2, 5.59) vs. Astros RHP Brandon Backe (3-5, 4.58)
Phillies at Astros, 8:05, Minute Maid Park, Houston. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish
Phillies RHP Adam Eaton (0-2, 5.59) vs. Astros RHP Brandon Backe (3-5, 4.58)
Phillies update: Pat Burrell's pinch-hit home run in the eighth was the second of his career. His only other pinch homer came on May 2, 2004, against Arizona's Matt Mantei ... 3B Pedro Feliz went 2-for-3 against Astros starter Roy Oswalt. His .451 lifetime average against Oswalt is the highest of any player with at least 31 at-bats against Houston's ace ... Eaton is 3-1 with a 4.43 career earned run average in seven starts against Houston ... Pitching matchups for the remainder of the series: RHP Brett Myers (2-5, 5.76) vs. RHP Brian Moehler (1-1, 4.76) tomorrow night and LHP Cole Hamels (5-3, 2.61) vs. RHP Chris Sampson (3-3, 5.91) Sunday.
Astros update: CF Michael Bourn, who was traded to Houston as part of the Brad Lidge deal last November, led the league with 21 stolen bases despite a .214 batting average. Bourn, however, is 11-for-29 (.379) in his last seven games ... Ty Wigginton was back in the lineup last night after sitting out the last two games. He has been playing in pain much of the year after going on the DL with a fractured left thumb in April and then missing three games against the Giants after being hit in the left rib cage with a pitch.