Two lefties square off at OFJOAB tonight as the Phillies try to secure their first series victory of the young 2008 season. They'll go behind ace Cole Hamels, whose 1-1 record belies a brilliant start to the year: Hamels was dominant in eight innings of a 1-0 loss to Washington on April 2, then withstood a shaky first inning to beat the Reds five days later. Against the Cubs, Hamels is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA in his career, including two wins last season.
Ted Lilly takes the mound for Chicago, trying for his first victory of 2008 after a pair of subpar performances. In two starts against the Phillies in 2007, Lilly went 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA; the victory was an eight-inning, three-hit gem in Philadelphia last May.