Veteran Jamie Moyer (14-7, 3.68) and rookie James Parr (1-0, 0.00) toe the rubber when the Phillies and Braves open a three-game set at Turner Field, where the Phils have yet to lose a game this season. First pitch is 7:10 ET.
Elsewhere around baseball, several games impact the Phillies’ playoff hopes. In Washington, Odalis Perez tries for another Nationals’ win over Mike Pelfrey and the Mets. The Mets cling to half-game lead in the East. In Chicago, C.C. Sabathia hopes to end Milwaukee’s free fall tonight against Ryan Dempster and the Cubs. Entering tonight, the Phils are neck-and-neck with the Brewers for the Wild Card lead. And in Florida, the Astros turn to their ace, Roy Oswalt, against Chris Volstad and the Marlins.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia beat guys may be moments away as of this writing to discovering the identity of tomorrow’s starting pitcher. Kyle Kendrick and J.A. Happ are likely candidates.