Roy Halladay (6-3 2.35) and Livan Hernandez (3-6 3.71) square off as the Phillies head south on the Northeast Regional to begin a set with the Nationals. First pitch is 1:05 from Nationals Park.
Preview: After essentially conceding a loss in yesterday's finale in New York, a game that was over after a two-inning, eight-run ambush by the Mets against Vance Worley, the Phils send Halladay to the mound in hopes of keeping his unbeaten streak alive against Washington (He's 10-1 with a 2.01 ERA against the Expos and Nats in 14 appearances, but 8-0 since they've moved to the nation's capital.) Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard were not in yesterday's lineup, but they're back on the lineup card today. Charlie Manuel will go with Rollins, Polanco, Utley (three-hole debut), Howard, Ibanez, Ruiz, Brown, Mayberry. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend everyone. Did you know? Ben Francisco has an option left.