After eight days of sleeping bats, the Phillies suddenly find the red-hot Atlanta Braves right on their tails, only a half-game back. Joe Blanton and Tommy Hanson go head-to-head today in the first game of about as big a series as you can have in May. Since returning from the DL, Blanton has consistently begun his starts well before hitting a wall in the sixth or seventh inning.
Ross Gload and Greg Dobbs are batting 1-2 in today's lineup. It's different, at least.