The third full week of the season brings with it a bit of a reprieve from the top-shelf starting pitching the Phillies faced over the first couple of weeks. The Diamondbacks and Cubs enter today ranked 13th and 15th in the National League in ERA and 13th and 14th in starter ERA. And it looks the Phillies are going to miss Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson and Ryan Dempster.
Now would appear to be as promising a situation as any for the Phillies offense, which enteres today ranked second-to-last in the NL in runs-per-game (2.69) and OBP (.283) to finally gain some traction.
A look at the week ahead. . .
Tonight at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.: RHP Kyle Kendrick at LHP Wade Miley
Tuesday at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.: RHP Vance Worley at RHP Josh Collmenter
Wednesday at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.: LHP Cole Hamels at RHP Trevor Cahill
Thursday - OFF DAY
Friday vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.: RHP Roy Halladay vs. LHP Paul Maholm
Saturday vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.: RHP Joe Blanton vs. RHP Randy Wells
Sunday vs. Cubs, 1:35 p.m.: RHP Kyle Kendrick vs. RHP Matt Garza