With 18 to go, Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.15) and the Phillies move on to Florida for the first of three beginning at 7:05.
Beerleaguer: It's always beneficial to glean the pregame notes before a game, especially when you're as busy as I've been. They're fabulous. How about this nice reminder of the job Ryan Madson has done lately: Since August 1, Madson has pitched in 26 of the Phillies’ 40 games (65 percent). Over that 26 1-3 inning stretch, he's posted a 0.68 ERA. Since his run-in with a chair, he's kicked it into gear, so to speak, allowing runs in only three of his last 31 appearances, after surrendering seven over his first 15. ... Roy Oswalt gave Madson and the rest of the bullpen a nice breather with a four-hit shutout to finish off the Mets, marking the 13th complete game and fifth shutout by a Phillies starting pitcher this season. Both marks lead the league. ... Lineups are posted: Victorino, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Werth, Ibanez, Ruiz, Valdez. Domonic Brown is reportedly available to play after missing the last couple games with a strained quad.