Two days after Albert Pujols injured his forearm, Roy Halladay and the Phils will take aim at the new-look Cardinals lineup in the opener of a three-game set in St. Louis. First pitch is 8:15 p.m.
Halladay (9-3, 2.56) has 28 strikeouts and one walk over his last four starts. The Phillies have won the last six games started by Doc, who leads the league in wins, innings and complete games. He will be opposed tonight by Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96), who has given up 12 runs in nine innings over his last two starts.
Ryan Howard, of course, has great career numbers in his hometown. He is a .360 career hitter with 15 homers and 46 RBIs against the Cards. In St. Louis, his numbers are .365/.509/.694 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 23 games.
Lineups: The Phillies will go with Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Polanco 3B, Ibanez LF, Brown RF, Ruiz C, Halladay RHP. The new-look Cards order goes a little something like this: Theriot SS, Jay RF, Holliday LF, Berkman 1B, Rasmus CF, Molina C, Descalso 3B, McLellan RHP, Schumaker 2B.