Jason Marquis (2-8, 6.60) is queued up for the surging Phillies tonight in the first of three with the Nationals. First pitch is 7:05 with Roy Oswalt (6-1, 1.98) slated to deal.
Preview: The Phillies keep running their Ryan Howard Blue Cross deserving Phillie promo spot. My choice would be Roy Oswalt, who is 6-0 with a 1.56 ERA since the beginning of August. According to Stats Inc., his .177 BAA against is the lowest in baseball over that span. Oswalt is coming off a complete-game shutout in Sunday's finale against the Mets, a huge win that helped the Phils catapult to a three-game lead in the National League East. Meanwhile, a runner up would be Shane Victorino, who’s ignited an offensive resurgence since shifting into the leadoff spot. Vic is 18-for-42 with five stolen bases and 12 runs over a nine-game hitting streak, representing his best little stretch of the season. Lineups are posted: Vic, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Werth, Ibanez , Ruiz, Valdez.[Jump to the newest comments]