J.D. Durbin (5-2, 3.98 ERA) and Derek Lowe (9-11, 3.45 ERA) duke it up in the second of three between the Phillies and Dodgers, tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Shane Victorino is listed in today's game notes, suggesting Cole Hamels has been placed on the DL.
While one high-profile Phillies appears to be headed to the shelf, team doctor Michael Ciccotti announced that Chase Utley should be ready for a rehab assignment this weekend, and then return against the Mets (AP report). It was also reported that Michael Bourn might be back in two-to-three weeks, Mike Zagurski is likely out for the season, Ryan Madson might return for the final week of the season and Adam Eaton will throw in a bullpen session today.
Hamels update: Todd Zolecki passes along good news: An MRI of Hamels' elbow revealed no ligament damage and the injury is being called a mild strain. He has been placed on the DL and is expected to miss only two starts. Fabio Castro will start tomorrow, not Saturday. As indicated, Victorino has been activated and will start tonight and bat sixth.