Philadelphia Phillies (18-25) at Washington Nationals (24-17)
A note for today:
After splitting the series with the Colorado Rockies, the Phillies will face the division leading Nationals for a 3-game series.
Sean O’Sullivan gets the start on the mound and is looking to follow up his last performance with another win. O’Sullivan pitched 6.0 innings, giving up 5 hits and no runs while striking out 4 batters in Arizona.
Ryan Howard’s bat has come alive again, hitting a home run in each of his last two games, and just missing the cycle on Wednesday by a triple. He will hope to continue that success against a tough Max Scherzer, who has struck out Howard 5 times in his 6 at bats this year.
Freddy Galvis moves back a spot in the lineup behind Ben Revere. Grady Sizemore gets the start tonight in right field.
First pitch of the series at 7:05 EST.
Revere LF, Galvis SS, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Franco 3B, Sizemore RF, Herrera CF, Ruiz C, O’Sullivan RHP