Let’s try that again, shall we? Tonight’s matchup isn’t nearly as favorable as last night’s (which resulted in a 9-2 loss). Tonight the Cubs get Roy Halladay (whom, yes, I know they’ve handled decently over the past few years – still, it’s Roy Halladay), and throw Chris Volstad out there.

This may be Volstad’s last chance to show that he can improve on his “one bad inning” problem. It’ll start with scrapping the slider, then improving out of the stretch, and then staying down in the zone with a little more action on his sinker. It’s a lot to ask.

I’ll be at the game again tonight in right field, so say hi if you happen to be there.

Game Info

Philadelphia Phillies (19-19) at Chicago Cubs (15-22), 7:05pm CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Roy Halladay (3-3, 3.20 ERA, 2.32 FIP)

versus

Chris Volstad (0-5, 6.92 ERA, 3.84 FIP)

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Shane Victorino, CF

4. Hunter Pence, RF

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Ty Wigginton, 3B

7. Hector Luna, 1B

8. Freddy Galvis, 2B

9. Roy Halladay, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Tony Campana, CF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Geovany Soto,C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Chris Volstad, P


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