The Phillies turn to Cole Hamels (9-6, 3.15) this afternoon when they go for the series win against Josh Johnson (0-0, 5.40) and the Marlins.
It’s getting late in July and these are starting to become must-win games. This would be a crucial win on the road versus a tough division rival. This is every bit as important as Tuesday's series in New York. It’s why the ace of your staff is so important. Following yesterday’s sloppy loss, Hamels has to come through today. Transaction: Joe Blanton was added to the 25-man roster. To make room, reliever Joe Bisenius was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.