Left-hander Jamie Moyer goes for his 14th career win against Toronto as the Phillies aim for another home win tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
Preview: The Phillies are back at .500 after Jon Lieber locked down the Jays last night. Lieber, who's been rock solid as a starter, allowed three runs on six hits with a season-high seven strikeouts in seven-plus innings, leading the Phils to a 5-3 win. The Phillies scored all of their runs in the 5th inning, taking advantage of Dustin McGowan's blowup. Until that point, McGowan hadn't allowed a hit. The Phillies are hoping to get more of the same out of Jamie Moyer tonight as he's given them all season. The 44-year-old left-hander is 4-2 with a 3.48 ERA, however several Blue Jays have hit Moyer hard in the past, including Troy Glaus (17-49, 4 HR), Alex Rios (6-14, 4 XBH) and Frank Thomas (16-45, 6 HR), although the Jays' DH could be out of the starting lineup. Toronto will counter Moyer with right-hander Shawn Marcum (1-2, 4.43 ERA).
Madson sharp in rehab assignment: Reliever Ryan Madson made his first rehabilitation appearance for the Reading Phillies Friday night, throwing a scoreless inning against the Portland Sea Dogs. According to the Reading Eagle, Madson, on the Phillies’ 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique, showed life with his 93-mph fastball and solid command on his breaking pitches during his 16-pitch outing. Madson will pitch tomorrow in Reading and is expected to throw 30 pitches.Phillies sign RHP Allan Simpson to minor league deal: Listed on SI's Phillies transaction page, the Phils have signed yet another ex-Pat Gillick farmhand, right-handed reliever Allan Simpson. Simpson was a non-roster invitee of the Pirates this spring, but didn't make the roster and became available. The 6-4 right-hander has seen action in 45 games with Colorado, Cincinnati and Milwaukee between 2004 and 2006, all in relief. He spent last season pitching for Triple-A Nashville (Milwaukee) and got into two games for the Brewers. He's 2-2 with a 6.05 ERA and 57/32 K/BB ratio in the majors. A former 8th round pick of the Mariners in 1997, he's 32-39 with a 3.67 ERA and 40 saves in 10 minor league seasons. No word yet on where Simpson will be pitching. Calloway retires: Outfielder Ron Calloway, 30, has decided to hang them up, according to an Ottawa Lynx press release. Calloway was hitting .200 with three runs batted in over 31 games with the Lynx this season. He also played for the Lynx in 2001 and 2002 and made his Major League debut with the Montreal Expos in 2003. He had a .278 career Minor League batting average in more than 1,000 games, spanning 11 professional seasons. His spot on the roster has been filled by outfielder Pedro Swann, who had been in Double-A Reading. [Live Boxscore]