Knotted up at one a piece, ace lefties Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.95) and C.C. Sabathia (4-3, 3.43) take the mound in the rubber match between the Phillies and Yankees. First pitch is 1:05.
Regardless of how it ended, the Phils should be pleased to arrive at today's deciding game at an even split, knowing they've played a very good series so far, Saturday's ninth inning notwithstanding. The Phillies hope to put yesterday's heartbreaking loss behind them against Sabathia, the giant lefty Shane Victorino and the Phillies toppled in Game 2 of the NLDS. One minor transaction to pass along: the Phillies traded minor league right-hander Justin Lehr to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations. Lehr is a non-prospect.