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Dec 26 2016 at 22:39

PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Kendrick has to wait an extra day to start another home opener. Antonio Johnson Patriots Jersey . The Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers enjoyed an unexpected day off Monday without having to sit around in their uniforms and wait through rain delays. A gloomy forecast forced postponement of their game 25 hours before the scheduled start. When the teams meet Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, Kendrick (0-0) will face former Phillies pitcher Kyle Lohse (0-1). Itll be Kendricks second straight start in the home opener. "The fans are going to be excited and Im looking forward to it," he said. "Well be back home for the first time this year and hopefully we can get a win. Thats the main thing." The Phillies went 3-3 in their first six games at Texas and the Chicago Cubs. Bullpen breakdowns cost them two games against the Rangers, including closer Jonathan Papelbons eighth blown save since 2013. But the offence got off to a surprisingly strong start after a miserable spring. The Phillies are batting .276 and averaging 5.2 runs per game. After hitting just .217 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs in Florida, Chase Utley found his groove once the games started to count. He already has three doubles, two homers, six RBIs and a .458 average. Dominic Brown is hitting .381, Jimmy Rollins has six RBIs in four games and the team has seven homers. "Chase is a perfect example of why we dont worry as much as everybody else worries," general Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "When the bell rings and the lights are major league lights and the background, those guys are ready to turn on the switch." The Brewers (4-2) are coming in after a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. It could be a welcome trip to Philadelphia for Ryan Braun, who has only three singles in 20 at-bats. The 2011 NL MVP has had more success against the Phillies than any other team. He has a career average of .386 with a .430 on-base percentage, .690 slugging percentage, 14 homers and 30 RBIs in 43 games vs. Philadelphia. Braun is battling a thumb injury that also bothered him last year before he served a 65-game suspension for violations of MLBs drug agreement and labour contract. Braun heard boos in Boston in his first road game since returning and surely will hear some more in Philadelphia. Lohse takes the mound for the Brewers after losing to Atlanta in his first start. The right-hander pitched for the Phillies in the second half of 2007, helping them begin their streak of five NL East titles. "That was the year we caught the Mets, when we were down seven games with 17 to play," Lohse told MLB.com. "Unfortunately, we ran into the Rockies that year, when they won 22 in a row or whatever it was to get in the playoffs. They were on fire. But I enjoyed my time (in Philadelphia). It was fun to be a part of that comeback." Both teams are trying to rebound from fourth-place finishes in 2013. The Phillies were 73-89 and the Brewers won one more game. Logan Ryan Patriots Jersey . Cox started the season with San Francisco, but was released by the team on Nov. 12 before being signed by Seattle, where he appeared in two games and tallied three tackles before being released on Dec. Robert McClain Patriots Jersey .com) - Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and second in as many nights as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday.The Ottawa Senators have lost three games in a row as they continue their road trip against the Arizona Coyotes. They suffered their most recent set back on Thursday when they fell 5-2 to the Colorado Avalanche. Just put your head down and get to the net, coach Dave Cameron told the teams official website. It hasnt been a matter of not having enough good offense, its just a matter of getting dirty, getting in there and getting different shots, getting sticks on pucks. I need some of my bigger guys to play bigger. You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1200 Ottawa at 5pm et. That also applies on the power play, where Ottawa is 0 for 29 over the last eight games. Arizonas penalty kill was 7 for 7 against the Jets, but it ranks 29th in the league at 75.2 percent. The little offense Camerons club has produced lately has often come from Bobby Ryan, who scored for the fifth time in as many games against the Avalanche. The Senators scoring struggles could be a bonus for Mike Smith. The Arizona goaltender is seeking some sort of consistency after making 34 saves against Winnipeg. Including that game, Smith is 2-5-0 with a 4.25 goals-against average over his last eight contests. Craig Anderson will be back in net for Ottawa after allowing three goals on nine shots against the Avalanche before being pulled. Hes otherwise been impressive lately with a 1.98 GAA on a 4-2-2 stretch. Were all human, we all make mistakes, said Anderson, who has dropped seven of his last eight games against Arizona. Youre not going to be at your best every single night. Clearly I wasnt at my best. It happens. Senators forward Mark Stone will face brother and Arizona defenseman Michael Stone for the first time in the NHL. Mark has scored in two of his last three games and recalls facing his brother in juniors and the AHL. EEvery time there was an event somebody was going home (ticked) off, Mark said. Dekoda Watson Patriots Jersey. Im sure it will be the same on Saturday night. Ottawa forward Milan Michalek wont face his brother, Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michalek, who wont return from an upper-body injury that sidelined him against the Jets. Shane Doan will be equipped with a microphone for the Arizona Coyotes, which is something the team might have given a second thought before allowing in previous months home games. The Coyotes, though, havent had as much of a need for choice words while winning five of six at home, a run of success they could very well extend Saturday against the reeling Senators. Arizona (16-20-4) was 4-8-2 on home ice prior to the recent span, which includes Thursdays 4-1 win over Winnipeg on the third date of a six-game homestand. The loss on this stay - 6-0 to St. Louis on Tuesday - felt like a return to early December. The challenge was to be better and have a little bit of pride, Doan said after recording a goal and two assists in the win over the Jets. It was embarrassing last game at home. Doan will be wearing a microphone Saturday to enhance the local Fox Sports affiliates broadcast, and he might be in a celebratory mood if his teammates can keep producing the way they have. Mikkel Boedker had two goals and an assist Thursday, while Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his eighth goal in 16 games. His 11 for the season are among the most in the league among defensemen. Antoine Vermette added two assists and had three goals and two assists in two games last season against Ottawa, his former team, which could use some offensive help. Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal (upper body) will miss a third straight game. The clubs split two games last season, with each visiting team winning 4-3 in overtime. Cheap Jerseys From China wholesale jerseys ' ' ' 

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