Winning all four games would be sweet revenge for the sweep the Phils suffered two weeks ago at the hands of the Dodgers. Right-handers Brett Myers (6-10, 4.71) and Chad Billingsley (12-9, 3.10) have the ball at 7:05 ET.
Myers notes: From zero to hero in just a matter of weeks, Myers has gone 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA and .200 BAA in six starts since being recalled from the minors, and the Phils are 4-1 in those starts. The main difference has been his command; Myers has walked just five batters in his last five starts, plus, he’s only given up two home runs since his return. Going for the kill tonight will be a big-time test.
Minor notes: The Phillies have announced they will send eight players to the Arizona Fall League to play for the Mesa Solar Sox: RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Andrew Carpenter, LHP Sergio Escalona, RHP Pat Overholt, C Lou Marson, INF Jason Donald, OF Quintin Berry and OF Jeremy Slayden. Additionally, the AFL announced earlier this week that Jimmy Rollins is one of two inductees into the league’s Hall of Fame class of 2008. Seriously, an AFL HOF? Who attends the ceremony? Scouts? Clear your mantle for that one, Jimmy.
The additions of Marson and Donald are a sign that they will not be called up in September. Note the omission of Greg Golson, who played in the AFL last fall, along with J.A. Happ. This is Marson’s second go in the AFL. Bisenius, an AFL lifer, tries to garner support for future AFL HOF consideration.