Even though the Philadelphia Phillies are off tonight, two games of immense importance to their playoff hopes are being played tonight.
In Flushing, there's the theoretical possibility of a complete baseball game to be played tonight between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. However, heavy rain in the forecast makes this a dicey proposition. However, at just over one hour before game time, it doesn't appear to be raining yet, so maybe they will get this one in.
Rich Harden starts for the Cubs, versus Pedro Martinez for the Mets.
Second, in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers close out their three game set versus the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates. It's worth mentioning again that the Pirates lost a game last night in which they only gave up two hits -- both singles.
Zach Duke goes for the Pirates versus Yovani Gallardo, making his first start since May.