Wanted to run some bullet points down before the start of a potential NLDS-clinching Game 4:
1) Scott Eyre ran under the supervision of head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and looked to the untrained eye as if he were doing much better than last night, when he sprained his ankle in the seventh inning and limped off the field. Manager Charlie Manuel did not provide a specific update, but both he and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said they do not anticipate having to make a roster move before the end of the series. If the Phillies replaced Eyre on the roster, he would be ineligible for the NLCS. Manuel said the Phillies have no plans to summon lefthander Sergio Escalona, where he is working out at the team's spring training complex in case he is needed. That's a pretty good sign the Phillies do not feel Eyre is in danger of a prolonged absence.
2) Chan Ho Park threw a bullpen session today in Clearwater and, according to Amaro, is progressing nicely. There is a still a good chance that Park is able to re-join the playoff roster if the Phillies make it to the NLCS.
3) The line-ups look much the same as they did last night, although Jim Tracy has moved Yorvit Torrealba back to his usual home in the sixth spot. Also, Seth Smith is starting in left field tonight. The Phillies are using the same line-up they have in the first three games: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Feliz 3B, Ruiz C, Lee LHP.
4) Regardless of the outcome of tonight's game, the Phillies will fly back to Philadelphia. Although it will be a quick turnaround, landing in Philly early Tuesday morning, then flying back out either that night or Wednesday morning, nobody on the trip packed for five days, much less 10.