Roy Halladay is 4-5 with a 3.56 ERA on the season, but Monday will be just his second start in more than seven weeks as he just returned from the DL with a right latissimus dorsi strain.
His first start since May 27 saw him go five innings giving up two runs over 80 pitches in a no decision against the Dodgers. He struck out six and retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced.
He's said that he wants to work on his consistency and doing "some mechanical things better." He was on a pitch count in his first start back, but I couldn't find anything that said that would be the case on Monday.
The Phillies have under-performed this season and find themselves 10 games under .500. They have yet to complete a series sweep this season and a win Monday would give them their first back-to-back home wins in more than a month.
Randy Wolf is 3-6 with a 5.60 ERA but is coming off his first win in 13 starts. He has had recent success in Philly, going 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA over his last three starts there.
Here's tonight's lineup:
Norichika Aoki RF
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Corey Hart 1B
Rickie Weeks 2B
George Kottaras C
Cesar Izturis SS
Randy Wolf P
And in the bullpen:
Francisco Rodriguez pitched five of six days from Friday to Wednesday, but hasn't pitched since.
Manny Parra pitched 0.1 inning (4 pitches) Sunday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1.1 innings (19 pitches) Sunday and one inning on Friday.
pitched 1 innings (25 pitches) Saturday.
pitched 0.1 innings (9 pitches) Sunday and 0.1 innings on Saturday.
It's hot in Philadelphia today but should cool down as the night goes along. Expect a game time temperature around 86 cooling into the low 80's after the sun goes down.