Newly acquired right-hander Kyle Lohse (7-12, 4.66 ERA) makes his third start for the Phillies as the Nationals counter with recently activated righty Shawn Hill (3-3, 2.70 ERA). Game time is 7:05 p.m. ET.
Preview: Lohse gave up four runs and six hits, including two homers, in 6 1-3 innings his last start, but in many ways, he was a lot better than that line suggests on a brutally hot and wacky night last week against Florida. Lohse also helped his own cause with a pair of sacs and an RBI single. For Washington, this will be Shawn Hill’s first start since May 11, sidelined with a strained shoulder. Hill had been having a superb start to the season before the injury setback. The Phillies trail the Mets by three games in the National League East. After a poor start, the Nationals have improved to 54-64 (.458)
Lineups are set: Greg Dobbs, Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz get starting assignments. [Live Boxscore]