Coming off a complete-game gem against the Giants, left-hander Cole Hamels (8-2, 3.55 ERA) and the Phillies look to cap a three-game sweep of the Mets in New York. The Mets counter with John Maine (6-3, 2.81 ERA).
Preview: With his last victory, Hamels rose to the league lead in wins with eight of them. Pat Burrell drops to sixth in the lineup, with Aaron Rowand protecting Ryan Howard in the five-hole.
Draft update (Round 1): The Phillies selected Rice left-hander Joe Savery with their first pick in today's draft, the 19th pick overall. Savery was projected to fall between 15-25 and would have been a higher choice had he not undergone shoulder surgery. At 6-3, 215, he's drawn comparisons to Mark Mulder. The Phillies have compared him to Randy Wolf.
Savery, 21, is 10-1 with a 2.78 ERA and a .239 opponents' batting average in 17 starts for Rice this season. At the plate, he is hitting .360 with 18 doubles, four home runs and 54 RBI in 250 at-bats.
Draft update (Round 2): With their next choice, the 37th overall selection, the Phillies selected catcher Travis D'Arnaud out of Lakewood High School. D'Arnaud, 18, was touted by Baseball America as the second-best defensive high school player in the country. He hit .413, leading his team in both home runs (7) and RBI (52) in 33 games this past spring.
Draft update (Round 3): With their third pick, 83rd overall, the Phillies selected third baseman Travis Mattair from Southridge High School. From a scouting report supplied from a reader source: "Mattair is a big, athletic infielder who most likely will see his future at third. He can hit and will hit for power with a swing that should be well suited for wood bats. He's got a strong arm and soft hands and plus, plus makeup."