Pitching
Tim Hudson
ERA3.42

TimHudson

SEASON CAREER
W6 187
L4 101
G12 390
IP79.0 2582.0
BB23 785
SO55 1754
Friday, July 6th 7:05 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

KyleKendrick

SEASON CAREER
W2 45
L8 38
G17 144
IP74.0 672.0
BB29 199
SO52 327
Pitching
Kyle Kendrick
ERA4.51
Atlanta Braves VS. 

Kyle Kendrick

Career vs. Atlanta
2-8
5.35 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Brandon Beachy 1 .000 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .500 .000
Michael Bourn 10 .500 5 1 2 0 2 .500 1.300 .800
Matt Diaz 8 .375 3 0 0 0 1 .375 .750 .375
Freddie Freeman 4 .250 1 0 0 1 1 .400 .650 .250
Tommy Hanson 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Livan Hernandez 1 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.000
Jason Heyward 11 .091 1 0 0 2 2 .231 .322 .091
Eric Hinske 4 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chipper Jones 21 .333 7 2 6 3 3 .417 1.179 .762
Jair Jurrjens 3 .333 1 0 0 1 0 .500 .833 .333
Brian McCann 25 .320 8 1 1 4 0 .414 .894 .480
Martin Prado 12 .583 7 1 3 0 1 .583 1.416 .833
David Ross 6 .167 1 0 1 0 1 .167 .334 .167
Dan Uggla 28 .250 7 1 5 1 3 .276 .705 .429
Philadelphia Phillies VS. 

Tim Hudson

Career vs. Philadelphia
6-4
3.87 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Roy Halladay 6 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Cole Hamels 6 .167 1 0 0 1 2 .286 .453 .167
Kyle Kendrick 4 .500 2 0 0 0 1 .500 1.000 .500
Cliff Lee 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John Mayberry 6 .333 2 2 4 2 1 .500 1.833 1.333
Laynce Nix 19 .368 7 1 4 1 4 .400 .979 .579
Pete Orr 7 .429 3 0 0 1 0 .500 .929 .429
Hunter Pence 13 .385 5 0 0 1 1 .429 .891 .462
Juan Pierre 26 .308 8 0 1 1 2 .333 .718 .385
Placido Polanco 18 .111 2 0 0 1 2 .200 .311 .111
Jimmy Rollins 64 .188 12 1 4 4 5 .235 .610 .375
Carlos Ruiz 27 .259 7 2 5 4 4 .375 .856 .481
Brian Schneider 28 .214 6 0 3 1 9 .241 .527 .286
Jim Thome 18 .500 9 4 9 7 2 .640 1.862 1.222
Shane Victorino 40 .250 10 2 7 6 7 .362 .812 .450
Ty Wigginton 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Vance Worley 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

McCann, Hudson lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Howard walked up to the plate to a loud standing ovation and drove the second pitch he saw deep to right-center for a double.

With all their regulars back, it was just like old times for the Philadelphia Phillies . Except the end result.

Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Phillies 5-0 to spoil Howard's season debut Friday night.

"It felt good, but the outcome didn't go the way we wanted it," Howard said.

Howard was 2 for 4 in his first game since rupturing his left Achilles tendon on the final swing in a postseason elimination loss to St. Louis last October. But the last-place Phillies generated nothing else on offense.

The five-time defending NL East champions are a season-worst 11 games under .500. Since five-time All-Star Chase Utley returned last week, the Phillies are 1-8.

"We still control our own destiny," Howard said. "We have to go out and win series. If we can do that, we'll find ourselves in the mix."

Hudson (7-4) nearly went pitch-for-pitch with Kyle Kendrick , who also threw seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits. Kendrick had five strikeouts; Hudson had none. But Hudson got the W.

"Today was probably the best I felt through this whole process," Hudson said. "I felt like my fastball, velocity-wise, was pretty close to normal. I know for the last three or four starts, I didn't have a whole lot of confidence to really let it go."

Antonio Bastardo (2-3) replaced Kendrick to start the eighth and immediately ran into trouble. Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz led off with a single and Michael Bourn walked. After Martin Prado hit a shallow fly and Jason Heyward popped out, Chipper Jones walked to load the bases. Freddie Freeman then walked to force in the first run.

McCann followed with a shot to straightaway center for his ninth career slam, giving the Braves a 5-0 lead.

"I love hitting with the bases loaded because they have to come at you," McCann said. "They really can't walk you. It's definitely a good feeling to stand in the box and know they have to come see you."

Kendrick warmed up to force Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez's hand. But manager Charlie Manuel went with Bastardo after left-handed hitting Juan Francisco was announced as a pinch-hitter.

"Bastardo's been our eighth-inning guy," Manuel said. "We wanted him on the lefties. It didn't work out."

Kendrick wanted to stay in.

"It's his move. I respect it," Kendrick said.

Bastardo left the mound to a chorus of boos from frustrated fans, who've watched the NL's highest-paid team underachieve all season. Injuries, of course, have been a factor.

Utley missed 76 games. Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, missed 84. Roy Halladay hasn't pitched since May.

Even with the addition of a second wild-card team, it'll take a monumental turnaround for these Phillies to reach the postseason for a sixth straight year.

Howard easily made it to second base standing after hitting a high drive to the warning track to lead off the second. But he stayed there. Carlos Ruiz flied out to shallow right, and Hunter Pence and Juan Pierre grounded out.

Hudson ran into trouble after needing nine pitches to retire Kendrick for the second out in the sixth. Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino followed with consecutive singles, getting a runner to third base for the first time for either team. But Utley hit a slow tapper to first to end the inning.

Kendrick worked out of a jam in the seventh after Jones and Freeman started with singles. McCann was called out on strikes, Dan Uggla fouled out and Andrelton Simmons grounded out.

Kendrick was 0-4 with a 7.67 ERA in his previous five starts.

NOTES: Jones extended his hitting streak to 12. ... With Howard missing from the lineup, Manuel tried six different cleanup hitters. Pence (43 games) and Ruiz (23) were most used in that spot. ... Kendrick remains 6-1 vs. Atlanta. ... Howard has six homers in 55 career at-bats against Hudson. ... Uggla, the NL starting 2B in the All-Star games, was dropped to seventh in the batting order. He went 0 for 3 and is hitting .223. ... Howard isn't slated to start on Saturday, but should return to the lineup Sunday. Utley may start three straight games for first time since returning. ... The Phillies had their 262nd straight sellout, counting postseason. ... Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) starts for the Braves against Philadelphia's Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) on Saturday night.

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