Early season Cy Young hopeful Gio Gonzalez, who enters the night as baseball's strikeout king (11.1 K/9) meets Kyle Kendrick in the first of three between the Nationals and Phillies. First pitch is 7:05.
Notes: Jimmy Rollins was scratched from the lineup as he and his wife reportedly welcomed their first child to the world earlier today. The Phillies' official Twitter reported the family is doing well. That means Mike Fontenot gets his first start as a Phillie; he'll play second base while Freddy Galvis slides over to his natural position. Placido Polanco is also back in the lineup and will hit second. John Mayberry Jr. is at first base. ... In other news, Todd Zolecki tweets that Vance Worley is visiting Dr. Andrews (gulp) for a second opinion on his right elbow. Cross your fingers there. ... The Phils are five back in the division race. The Nationals trail the Braves by 1.5 games. ... Finally, look for details about Beerleaguer's first-ever free fantasy baseball challenge tomorrow morning for a chance to win $200 in prizes.