Freddy Garcia and the Phils host Doug Davis and the Diamondbacks tonight in the first of three at Citizens Bank Park. Both teams are coming off sweeps and find themselves in similar spots in the standings.
Preview: This should be a good series and nice test to see if the Phils can keep it going at home against a quality opponent. Coming off their first sweep in Atlanta since 1995, the Phils have improved to two games over .500 and are wrapping up another sound May. The young Diamondbacks are also rolling, and barring some unforseen collapse, figure to be in the mix when Wild Card fever heats up ... Right-hander Freddy Garcia (1-3, 4.81 ERA) earned a no decision Wednesday in Florida after yielding three runs on five hits over six innings. Charitably, the veteran acquisition has been just OK for his new team and has yet to throw what most would consider a dominant start. Every now and then, Doug Davis (2-6, 3.57 ERA) is good for a gem, but it hasn't happened lately. Over his last three, he's 0-3 with a 5.75 ERA. He's been tough on the Phils, going 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA. He faced them earlier this season and limited them to two runs over six frames.
Jayson Werth gets the start in left field replacing Pat Burrell, who's sitting for a second straight game. Abraham Nunez returns to the lineup at third base against the left-hander Davis. [Live Boxscore]