Phillies (64-36) vs. Padres (44-57), 1:05 on CSN
Phillies:Cliff Lee (9-6, 2.83) hasn't won in his last three starts, though he pitched well in two of those outings. Last Tuesday against Chicago, Lee gave up two runs in six innings in an eventual 4-2 win. For what it's worth, the lefty has allowed five home runs in his last three starts.
Padres: Aaron Harang (8-2, 3.29) hasn't lost since May 2, going 4-0 over his last 10 starts. A month of that stretch was spent on the DL, but since returning, Harang is 1-0 with a 1.47 ERA in three outings.
The Phillies have won the first three games of this series. In Sunday's 5-3 triumph,Roy Halladay gave up three runs in eight innings andAntonio Bastardo closed it out in the ninth.Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez drove in two runs apiece for the Phils.
The Phillies have now won 17 of their last 19 games against the Padres, but the two losses came in Philadelphia. The Padres have lost their last 10 games against the Phils and have been outscored 39-16 during that stretch.
In games where he has had an official at-bat, Ruiz has hit safely in 10 straight games. Michael Martinez has a seven-game hitting streak. For San Diego, Cameron Maybin (who injured his hip in Sunday's game) is batting .341 in 20 games this month.
The Phillies have already won their ninth straight series, but they are looking to sweep the season series from the Padres. They are 7-0 vs. San Diego this season. The last time they ran the table against an opponent in a season was 2008, when they went 5-0 against Colorado. ... Lee is 6-0 with a 0.95 ERA in seven home starts since losing to Atlanta on May 6. ... Chase Utley is batting .538 with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs in his last four games. He is 9-for-20 with a homer and four doubles lifetime against Harang.
What role do you envision Brad Lidge playing on this team in October?