The Phillies will no longer face lefthander Chris Capuano on Monday in Los Angeles as the veteran was forced into duty today when scheduled starter Chad Billingsley was scratched with tenderness in his arm. Capuano, 9-4 with a 2.91 ERA this season, was scheduled to square off against Joe Blanton on Monday night. Instead, Nathan Eovaldi will start the series opener between the Phillies and the Dodgers.
L.A. has yet to announce a starter for Tuesday's game, which will feature Roy Halladay making his comeback from a lat strain that has sidelined him since late May (the Phillies have officially named Halladay their starter for Tuesday). Defending NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw is still slated to start against Cliff Lee on Wednesday.
The Dodgers swept the Phillies in a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park from June 4-7, but both teams have struggled since that meeting. L.A. is 11-20 and averaging 2.8 runs per game, while the Phillies are 10-20. Stars Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier recently returned to the Dodgers lineup.