Rising rookie Vance Worley (7-1, 2.02) tries to complete the sweep of Jeff Karstens (8-5, 2.41) and the Pirates in today's 1:35 matinee.
Beerleaguer: With Hunter Pence added to the fold and Placido Polanco back off the DL, the Phillies are armed and ready for the stretch run. A pitching-strong foe like the Giants will give anyone fits. It's the just the nature of the game. But despite dropping two-of-three to the defending champs, the Phils are in the best shape of the season, with core players like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins contributing at a high level. Improved health, the trade for Pence, offensive consistency and Worley's surprise dominance have been the subplots of July.
What to watch: Will the Phillies add last-minute help, or wait until the waiver-trade period? Expect the latter.