The Phillies try to take a giant leap toward clinching their third-consecutive division title in today’s double dip with the rival Marlins. Joe Blanton (10-7, 3.97) and Josh Johnson (15-4, 3.01) are at the belt.
Miguel Cairo gives Pedro Feliz a breather over at third base, while Paul Bako does the catching. Twitter reports from Land Shark Stadium say Carlos Ruiz (wrist) is ready for the nightcap. ... Some rotation news to pass along as well. According to the pregame notes, J.A. Happ (side) is scheduled for Thursday’s series opener in Milwaukee, while Cliff Lee will swap spots with Pedro Martinez (neck) and pitch Friday, giving Pedro an extra day’s rest. ... If the Phils sweep the double header and win tomorrow night, and if the Braves lose their next two games to the Mets, the Phils could clinch the East as early as Friday night.