Veteran Jon Lieber will be in search of his first win tonight in Florida as the Phillies look to make it three-straight wins.
Lieber (0-4, 7.04 ERA) is coming of a nice, nuts-and-bolts start against Colorado, in which he lasted 7 innings and surrendered 3 runs. The veteran right-hander is actually pitching better than his high ERA would indicate.
He’ll be opposed by rookie Scott Olsen (1-1, 2.12 ERA), a left-hander that spun the Phils in circles last time they met, going 6 2-3 innings and allowing just 1 earned run. The Phillies are hitting just .238 with 7 home runs against lefties this season.
The Phils will be looking for the same magic that enchanted Pat Burrell’s bat yesterday, who took Dontrelle Willis deep to dead center with a 438 ft. blast, keying their 8-5 win.