After a blowout win against Pedro, the Phillies look to keep the bats clicking tonight against Orlando Hernandez and the Mets. Randy Wolf tries for win No. 1.
The Phillies unloaded for six runs off Pedro yesterday, knocking him out after just one inning, his shortest outing since his days in Montreal. Martinez left the game due to a right calf strain, and the Phils went on to win 13-0 behind a dazzling performance by Cole Hamels.
The good guys try to keep the momentum going tonight against Orlando Hernandez (8-8, 4.91). El Duque is 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA over his last six outings and pitched against the Phils just 11 days ago in a six-inning no-decision.
Randy Wolf (0-0, 5.27 ERA) will make his fourth start since returning from the disabled list. His last start was his best and longest, allowing 2 runs over 5 1-3 innings.
Don't mess with success
The Phils will go with the same lineup as last night, with Mike Lieberthal replacing Chris Coste at catcher. Since the second half, the team is 17-13, the second-best mark in the National League. Over that span, they lead the NL in hits (315), runs (194), RBIs (184), total bases (540), batting average (.288) and OBP (.371) , and rank second in HR (50) and walks (126).