The Phillies face a critical juncture of the schedule with seven straight games against the two teams in front of them in the N.L. East.
Tonight kicks off a 10-game homestand with three games against the front-running Braves, followed by four against the Washington Nationals.
Cliff Lee (9-2, 2.59 ERA) pitches tonight's opener of a three-game series with the Braves, who hold an 8.5 game lead over the Phillies. He will be opposed by Paul Maholm (9-6, 3.69).
The Phillies just went 5-5 on their recently completed 10-game road trip. Here is tonight’s lineup.