Hard-luck left-hander Cliff Lee (0-3, 2.92) is hoping June 10 will go in the books as his first win of the 2012 season when the Phillies and Orioles conclude their Mid-Altlantic showdown today at 1:35.
Notes: Surprising right-hander Jason Hammel (6-2, 2.97) toes the slab for the Orioles. It would be nice for Lee and the Phillies to finally get the monkey off their back, but it would be even nicer to put one in the win column and secure a series victory. Saturday, the Phils' bats made enough noise early, but handed over the game because of sloppy play, which has become a regular occurance the last few weeks. Meanwhile, hovering along at .500, or slightly below, is slowly beginning to cost the Phils in the standings as the Nationals, who are 13-3-4 in 20 series, have opened up a seven-game lead in the National League East. The Phils also trail the fourth-place Marlins by three games, so they've got some problems.
Mini-Mart makes 2012 starting debut: Here's your lineup: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Pence RF, Thome DH, Victorino CF, Ruiz C, Wigginton 3B, Luna 1B, Martinez 2B. It's Michael Martinez's first start since Sept. 28, 2011.