Phillies look to make it 14 wins in 15 games when they face their third-straight left-hander tonight, Milwaukee's unheralded Chris Capuano.
If I knew anything about Chris Capuano, I’d write it here. I don’t, so I’ll write this: 4-3, 2.83 ERA. Possibly among the five-best left-handers in the NL, currently second among left-handers in ERA to Tom Glavine. This is his third season. 2005 was a breakout year.
The Phillies have faced a slew of lefties on the road, including two in Pittsburgh, two in Florida and two in Cincinatti. They are scheduled to face another lefty, Dana Eveland, later this series. The Phils are hitting just .226/.322/.380 against southpaws.
Cory Lidle (3-4, 5.14 ERA) takes the mound for the Phillies. This might be a good time to revisit those dishes that have been piling up since the Pittsburgh series. Judging from readers, there isn’t much hope headed into tonight, even though the Phils have won 13-of-14 games and trail the Mets by one game.
Reminder: The game starts at 8:05, so enjoy Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.