Preview: Ryan Howard, who has bursitis of the heel, is in the lineup for the Phils. They'll take the field looking like this: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Pence RF, Mayberry LF, Ruiz C, Valdez SS, Kendrick P.
Despite a head-to-head record of 4-5, Kendrick boasts a 2.88 ERA in 13 career appearances (10 starts) against the Mets.
Wednesday morning bummer: The White Sox are likely to snatch Jim Thome off waivers ... which means the Phils are unlikely to snatch Jim Thome off waivers. CSNPhilly.com has the report.