Rookie right-hander Kyle Kendrick (5-2, 3.75 ERA) takes the mound opposite right-hander Tim Redding (1-3, 2.86 ERA) as the Phillies and Nationals get set for the second of three games in Washington. Game time is 7:05 p.m. ET.
Preview: Kendrick has lasted seven innings in each of his last three starts, allowing a combined five runs. In his last start, the 22-year-old held Florida to two runs over seven innings, but didn’t factor in the decision. After spending almost two full seasons in Triple-A, Tim Redding, 29, is on the comeback trail and has pitched solidly in seven starts since his call-up. This will be his sixth start at RFK.
News and notes: The Reading Eagle reported that Shane Victorino suffered an injury setback in yesterday’s rehab assignment in Reading (Double-A). The Eagle reported that Victorino limped slightly coming off the field and headed directly to the trainer’s room in the fifth inning and would not return. Victorino, who’s been out with a small tear in his right calf, is a game-time decision tonight ... Tonight is Cole Hamels bobblehead night in Reading ... Two former Phillies were involved in a dangerous altercation last night in the Atlantic League, where Bridgeport’s Matt Beech hit Long Island’s Jose Offerman with a pitch. Offerman charged the mound with bat in hand and took a swing at Beech, striking him in the hands. Offerman also struck a blow to the head of the catcher. The former Phillies pinch hitter was arrested.