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Pirates-Phillies scouting report

| Monday, July 4, 2005

Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies

Site: PNC Park

Manager: Charlie Manuel

Record: 41-40 heading into Sunday night's game, fourth place in NL East

Player to watch: Outfielder Pat Burrell is batting .289 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI.

Probable starters: Today, LHP Dave Williams (6-5, 3.68 ERA) vs. RHP Cory Lidle (7-6, 4.10), 4:05 p.m.; Tuesday, RHP Kip Wells (5-8, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Jon Lieber (8-8, 5.18), 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday, LHP Mark Redman (4-7, 3.72 ERA) vs. RHP Vicente Padilla (3-8, 6.96), 7:05 p.m.; Thursday, LHP Zach Duke (0-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Brett Myers (6-4, 3.18), 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: The game today will be televised by ESPN. The other three games will be televised by Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. All four games will be broadcast by KDKA-AM (1020).

Notes: The Phillies were 3-10 in their previous 13 games before playing Sunday night against the Atlanta Braves. ... The Phillies will be without first baseman Jim Thome, who is on the disabled list with a right elbow injury. ... Padilla's ERA is second-highest in the NL among pitchers with at least 12 starts. ... Outfielder Bobby Abreu is having another strong year, batting .314 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI. ... Jimmy Rollins leads all NL shortstops with 92 hits and 51 runs scored.

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