Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (10-8, 2.91) has stymied the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He's matched against Joe Blanton (8-6, 3.88), who will be searching for just his second win since July 26 through no fault of his own.
The Phils haven't provided much run support for their workman-like right-hander, and frankly, haven't been scoring much lately, tallying four runs or less in their last five games, most of it coming via the long ball. According to the pregame notes, the Phillies lead all major league teams this season in percentage of runs scored via home runs. Of their 662 runs, 306 (46.2 percent) have come from home runs. Lately, their production problems can be blamed on their performance with runners in scoring position. According to the notes, the Phils have nine hits in their last 56 at-bats (.161) with runners in scoring position and are hitting just .256 on the season, 11th in the National League after starting the season among the league leaders. One player who's quietly cooled off is Shane Victorino, hitting just .205 in his last 10 games. Lineups are posted: The Phils go with their standard formation for this their fourth appearance on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.