The Phillies are going for six in a row when Adam Eaton (9-6, 5.84 ERA) toes the rubber against rookie left-hander John Lannan (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Nationals, beginning at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.
Preview: The Phillies are right back at it following last night’s 14-inning marathon victory. Lannan is making his Major League debut, so the advantage should lie with the Phils. It would be great if Eaton could last at least seven, which would give the short-handed bullpen a little slack, but nothing has come easy for Eaton all season. This is a spot where he must deliver. Clay Condrey and Antonio Alfonseca figure to be unavailable, and Ryan Madson has also been used quite a bit this series. First-timers like Lannan, who’s rocketed through three levels of the Washington chain this season, typically last about four innings or so. With Manny Acta’s bullpen equally depleted, the Phils have a wide open chance to take care of business and complete the sweep. Lineups are posted: Wes Helms and Rod Barajas are in.