Brett Myers (3-8, 5.34) tries to rebound from a poor start in Florida when the Phillies look to take two of three from the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mitchell Boggs (1-0, 3.86) starts for St. Louis. First pitch is 2:05.
Preview: Following two solid outings, Myers mixed in a real dud, allowing three home runs in Tuesday’s loss to Florida. For Myers, it was his sixth loss in his last seven starts. The Phils can come home with a lot of confidence if they can finish off the Cards to complete a 6-3 roadtrip, including series wins in St. Louis and Atlanta. Standing in their way is Boggs, a right-hander who was called up to replace Todd Wellmeyer and has stuck around to fill in for the injured Adam Wainwright.
Yesterday, Pat Burrell went deep for the second game in a row. Pat the Bat has now reached base safely in 62 of 68 games he’s played this season. Otherwise, yesterday’s 3-2 loss was an excellent game to skip, and I don't feel any guilt in having used the time to clean our house. Kyle Lohse handled the Phils over eight innings, while the Phils managed just four hits. Adam Eaton (2-4) took the loss, but it qualifies as another quality start, his fifth in a row.