Big Test for the Vanimal

18 Aug

Not only is Vance Worley looking to bounce back from a bad start against the Dodgers, he’s looking to give the Phillies a chance to take a the series from a very tough Arizona Diamondback team…. And the pitcher he’s facing is no slouch.

Vance is being opposed by Ian Kennedy (15-3, 3.12), who has won his last seven decisions and is a legitimate contender for the Cy Young award this season.  I’m sure the Yankees are kicking themselves over that one.

Things will be a little tougher for the Phils without Ryan Howard (hand), Carlos Ruiz (you know), and Shane Victorino (suspension) in the lineup.  My guess is Mayberry at 1B, Martinez CF, and Valdez 3B.

The Phillies have a 2-3 record against the Diamondbacks so far this season, and if the season ended today they would be facing each other in the NLDS.

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