The Phillies hit the road after tonight’s Game 3 between Cole Hamels and Jaret Wright. The Phils are searching for their first series win since June 7 in Arizona.
Hamels (1-2, 4.91 ERA) is seeking his first win at Citizens Bank Park. Since returning from the DL, the 22-year-old left-hander is 1-2 with a 6.28 ERA. He’s hoping to bounce back after a career-low 3 2-3 innings in a 10-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday. Wright (3-4, 4.86) has had similar misfortune in his last three starts, going 0-1 with a 6.19 ERA.
Ryan Howard was the hero in last night’s losing effort, mashing 7 RBIs to take the NL lead in that category with 66. Bernie Williams went 5-5 the opposition for the first time in his career.