Joe Blanton (1-3, 6.86) tries to find his groove when the Phillies wrap up their series in Cincinnati. First pitch is 12:35.
With a chance to take this tough road series before heading off to the Bronx, this is a key game at an important spot in the schedule. The Phils really need a good outing from Blanton, coming off a poor start Friday in Washington. Of all the Phillies’ starters, Blanton has been the toughest nut to crack. He walked six his last outing, suggesting problems with his command, but at the same time, does he have enough stuff? For Cincinnati, Micah Owings (3-4, 3.95) will face a Phillies lineup featuring seven lefties.