7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Pitching matchup: RHP Vance Worley (2-0, 1.13) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (2-1, 1.45)
WORLEY vs. REDS: The 23-year-old righthander rejoins the Phillies after a brief stint at Triple A Lehigh Valley. Joe Blanton is on the disabled list for the foreseeable future, meaning Worley should get a regular turn. In his first two starts of the season he notched victories over the Mets and the Nationals, allowing one earned run in 12 innings.
PHILLIES vs. CUETO: Cole Hamels outdueled him last October in a 2-0 win in Game 3 of the NLDS, but Cueto has pitched well against the Phillies. He lasted at least seven innings in both of his starts against them last season, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits in 15 innings. In the playoff loss, he allowed one earned run in five innings.
FYI: Worley has not faced the Reds since breaking into the majors last year.
Tomorrow vs. Reds - RHP Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.21) vs. LHP Travis Wood (3-3, 5.17)
Thursday vs. Reds - LHP Cliff Lee (3-4, 3.38) vs. RHP Homer Bailey (3-1, 2.08)
Friday at Mets - RHP Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.77) vs. LHP Chris Capuano (3-5, 5.36)
Saturday at Mets - LHP Cole Hamels (6-2, 3.06) vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.37)