Phillies at Dodgers preview

10:10 p.m., Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.

 

Tonight's pitchers

 

Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-7, 4.64) vs. Dodgers RHP Carlos Monasterios (3-4, 3.54)

 

Who's hot

 

Ryan Madson: The veteran reliever entered last night having allowed two runs while striking out 28 in his last 18 innings, dating to July 31.

 

Who's not

 

Raul Ibanez: The leftfielder was one of a number of Phillies veterans to struggle against the Padres over the weekend, going 1-for-13 with an RBI in the three-game sweep over San Diego.

 

Three matchups to watch

 

Kendrick vs. Dodgers: In a 15-9 loss to Los Angeles on Aug. 10, he allowed six runs - five earned - in 3 innings.

Phillies vs. Monasterios: The former Phillies farmhand has bounced between the rotation and the bullpen this season. He faced his former club as a reliever on Aug. 10, allowing two runs on four hits in 1 innings.

Kendrick vs. James Loney and Andre Ethier: The Dodgers are led by their two lefthanded stars, and lefties have a .934 on-base plus slugging percentage off Kendrick this year. Righties, on the other hand, have a .704 OPS.

 

Upcoming probable pitchers

 

Tomorrow at Dodgers: Phillies RHP Roy Oswalt (9-13, 3.12) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (11-8, 3.01)

Thursday at Colorado: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (5-6, 5.32) vs. Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin (6-9, 3.98)

Friday vs. Milwaukee: Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (8-10, 3.31) vs. Brewers LHP Chris Capuano (2-2, 5.06)