Preview: Carlos Ruiz is 5-for-6 with a walk, two doubles and a home run in his career against Braves starter Brandon Beachy (7-2, 3.37). Ruiz also will look to call a good game for Roy Oswalt (7-8, 3.80), who is trying to win back-to-back starts for the first time since April 3 and 9. That April 9 victory came against the Braves, as Oswalt limited Atlanta to two runs (one earned) over six innings to notch his first career win against the Braves. A victory tonight would give the Phillies a three-game sweep of the Braves, lower their magic number to 12, and put them 10.5 games up in the NL East. It also would put the team 43 games above .500 for the first time in franchise history. The lineup for what may be another rainy night in South Philly: Victorino, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Pence, Ibanez, Ruiz, Martinez, Oswalt.
Protest denied: According to Todd Zolecki on Twitter, baseball has denied the Phillies' protest of Sunday's game.