Chase Utley and Pat Burrell lead the National League in home runs and runs batted in. They bring their hot bats to the park this afternoon against Jeff Suppan (1-0, 4.13 ERA) and the Brewers. Game time is 1:05 ET.
Pitching preview: More than any Phillie, Jamie Moyer (1-1, 4.79 ERA) has been himself this season. Capable, reliable, steady, the 45-year-old lasted six innings and allowed two in a loss to the Mets his previous start. Suppan fits the same bill for Milwaukee, going 6 2-3 innings Saturday against the Reds, allowing a run.
Best of the press notes, Utley, Burrell edition: Utley has a streak of eight games with at least one extra-base hit (10 total, 3 2B, 7 HR). According to Trent McCotter of SABR, since 1956, only two other second basemen have had longer streaks: Pete Rose in 1966 and Bill Mueller in 2003. ... Pat Burrell has 226 career home runs, which ranks 4th place on the Phillies’ all-time list. He needs 17 more to tie Hall of Famer Chuck Klein.
Other notes: Shane Victorino went 2-3 in his rehab start and was caught stealing. ... The IronPigs saw a good start from J.A. Happ wasted yesterday by veterans Gary Knotts and Steve Kline.