Two of the games best young lefties will face off this afternoon in Philadelphia as Cole Hamels (9-4, 2.49) will take on Jon Lester (9-4, 3.66) as the Phillies will attempt to sweep the Red Sox for the first time in over a decade.
They say Lester is the kind of guy built to beat the Phillies, and he has great numbers against them in two career starts: 1-0, 0.64 ERA, 1 earned over 14 innings in 2 starts, all in Philly. Should be a fun duel to watch.
Charlie will go with Ben Francisco against Lester and Chooch is back in the lineup after getting last night off. The full lineup: Jimmy, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Victorino, Benny, Ibanez, Chooch, and, Hamels.
The Phillies kick off a strange stretch of four straight day games. Today is a typical 1:05 start and all three games in Toronto this weekend are set for 1:07 pm.