Following the Phillies’ three-game interleague series with the Texas Rangers, the Cincinnati Reds will come to town for four games.
Cole Hamels (5-2, 2.92 ERA) will face Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 4.11) in the first game, Vance Worley (2-0, 1.13) will replace Joe Blanton in the rotation and face Johnny Cueto (2-1, 1.45) on Tuesday night, Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.24) will go against Travis Wood (3-3, 5.17), and Cliff Lee (3-4, 3.38) will oppose Homer Bailey (3-1, 2.08) in Thursday afternoon’s series finale.
This series will be highlighted by the return of Chase Utley to the major league lineup. Utley has been out since spring training rehabbing tendinitis in his right knee. Domonic Brown should also start for the Phillies tomorrow.
The Phillies and their struggling offense should see a boost against the Reds, who have the fourth-worst starters’ ERA in the league.