The wins just kept coming for the Phillies (44-67) on Saturday night. Another series win, and now 15 wins in 20 games since the All-Star Break, not only allowed the Phillies to build on what has been baseball's best record in that time, but move out of last place in all of baseball and their own division.
Now out of the cellar, several young players making a name for themselves look to stay on this hot streak and sweep out the San Diego Padres (52-59) on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m.
Starting Pitching Matchup
San Diego Padres (52-59)
Philadelphia Phillies (44-67)
(4-11, 4.08 ERA)
(3-8, 6.09 ERA)
Jerome Williams took a no-decision in his last start, allowing one run on five hits in five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Williams last win came on May 16 against Arizona. In seven career starts against the Padres, Williams is 3-3 with a 2.18 ERA. In three starts at Petco Park, he is 1-2 with a 2.41 ERA.
Andrew Cashner suffered the loss in his last start, allowing two runs on eight hits in six innings to the Brewers. In eight games and two career starts against the Phillies, Cashner is 2-0 with a 1.25 ERA. At Petco Park, he is 14-14 with a 2.41 ERA in 54 games and 32 starts.
Chase Utley gets a day off as planned while Carlos Ruiz enters the lineup after Cameron Rupp made back-to-back starts. Jeff Francoeur will start in right field for Domonic Brown. Two of the key players in Saturday's win, Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera, will hit 1-2 in the lineup.
Wil Venable and Alexei Amarista get starts in Sunday's series finale. Out of the lineup are Melvin Upton Jr. and Clint Barmes.
Gametime: 4:10 p.m.Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy, 0% PoPLocation: Petco Park, San Diego, CATV: CSNRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP, SBP 1480 (Spanish)
Kevin Durso is an editorial assistant for Philliedelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.