With the Mets comfortably ahead in their game at Shea, beleaguered right-hander Adam Eaton earns the start this evening as the Phillies try to maintain their one-game lead in the NL East. A win today would guarantee a one-game playoff at Citizens Bank Park.
When the first pitch is thrown, it will be Jayson Werth, Wes Helms and Carlos Ruiz getting starts behind and in front of Eaton. Felipe Lopez, Dimitri Young, Ryan Church and Brian Schneider stack the deck for left-hander Matt Chico. The combination of a tough left-handed Nationals lineup and poor starting pitcher in Eaton makes this one a real tossup.