Philadelphia Phillies (36-40) @ San Diego Padres (38-38)
Monday - Cliff Lee vs. Eric Stults
Tuesday - KK vs. Jason Marquis
Wednesday - Ol' Girl Parts vs. Undecided
10:10 start time for all games
R - 315 (16th)
AVG - .248 (19th)
OPS - .703 (20th)
Their top two offensive threats have been DL'd, Everth Cabrera/SS (.300/.800, 31 SB) and Jedd Gyorko/2B (.284/.802). Doesn't matter though, big boy Kyle Blanks/LF is now thumping the ball with regular playing time (.845 OPS) and Logan Forsythe (.319/.833) has filled in nicely at 2nd base. Also, Carlos Quentin/LF can still clobber a ball (.846 OPS).
ERA - 4.10 (22nd)
WHIP - 1.33 (21st)
Stults (3.25/1.09) and Marquis (3.59/1.38) have helped steady the rotation this season. The bullpen is stocked with plenty of options that have shut down the opposition so far this season. Nick Vincent, Tom Layne, Joe Thatcher, Luke Gregorson, and Tyson Ross all have an ERA of 2.54 or better.
Phillies get swept because they are a lousy team. Root for them all you want, but they will still lose.