The Phillies have not scored a run in two games against tonight's starter Tim Redding this season. The Nationals’ ace is 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA in eight career starts against them. Jamie Moyer, who’s been nearly as tough on Washington, goes for the Phils. First pitch is 7:10 ET.
Rumor roundup: It’s safe to assume the Phillies are working the phones as tomorrow’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Around the Web, the latest reports view Manny Ramirez as a longshot. Yesterday, Jayson Stark floated a trade scenario involving Kansas City reliever Ron Mahay, but no new information has surfaced since this morning. Meanwhile on MLBtraderumors.com, Tim Dierkes picked up on a report from ESPN radio involving Jayson Werth. The Rays plan on scouting the Phillies’ outfielder. A scout for the Rays, who are in heavy talks about "Correct Spelling of Jason" Bay, believes Werth could be had in the right deal. One would assume the Phillies' acquisition of an even bigger right-handed bat would be a prelude for any deal involving Werth.