Notes: Joe Blanton will start tomorrow against the Brewers, according to reports from Philadelphia. That means Roy Oswalt will have the extra day and pitch Thursday. More will be known about his condition after he pitches his side session. ... Beerleaguer is at Nationals Park today on business and will also do a little advanced scouting on the Brewers, who are in Philadelphia beginning tomorrow for the first of three. The Brew Crew play the first of two here in Washington beginning at 1:35. ... In nearby Hagerstown today, fans are in for a marquee match-up between Bryce Harper of the Suns and first-round pick Jesse Biddle, who starts for the BlueClaws.
Lineups: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, J Roll SS, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Ruiz C, Valdez 2B, Hamels P.