Brett Myers and the smoking-hot Phillies take on left-hander Brandon Claussen and the Reds this afternoon.
Myers (2-1, 2.96 ERA) will look to continue a growing trend of rock-solid starting pitching. Phillies starters have not given up a run this series. Jon Lieber took a perfect game into the seventh last night, and Cole Hamels pitched five shutout innings in his Friday debut.
Myers has been the Phillies best pitcher this season and has gone seven or more innings in four of his last five starts. He'll look to follow the Phillies best start of the season. Lieber was simply outstanding last night.
Brandon Claussen (2-4, 5.79 ERA) takes the mound for the Reds, looking to bounce back after Tuesday's dismal start against Washington.
The Phillies have had their own struggles against southpaws, and managed just one earned run in 8 1-3 innings against Dave Williams yesterday. The Phillies are hitting just .231 against left-handers.