Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50) and the Phillies begin a four-game homestand with left-hander Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36) and the Chicago Cubs. First pitch is 7:05 with temperatures in the low 50s and wind.
Beerleaguer: Crazy stat from the press notes: "All nine of the Phillies wins this season have been logged by their starting pitchers. That's the most without a win by a reliever since 1997, when Ricky Bottalico finally earned a win in game No. 34. So, anyway ... The Phils are finally starting to score, doing so in bursts, including a five-run sixth in their 7-2 finale over Arizona. Over their last three games, they're averging 6.7 runs and with 13 of their 36 hits going for extra bases. Ty Wigginton, who hit .357 on the road trip, has reached base safely in all 12 of his starts this season. ... Turning to Halladay, readers might recall the last time Doc faced the Cubs he was pulled from the game early because of heat exhaustion. No chance of that today - it's sneaky uncomfortable out there.
Lineups: Pierre LF, Polanco 3B; Rollins, SS; Pence, RF; Victorino, CF; Wigginton, 1B; Ruiz, C; Galvis, 2B. Big thing here: John Mayberry Jr., pictured above looking sad, has been totally squeezed out of the picture.