Phillies vs. Cubs preview

Posted: July 15, 2010

8:05, Wrigley Field, Chicago. TV: Comcast SportsNet

Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.

Tonight's pitchers

Phillies LHP Jamie Moyer (9-8, 4.51) vs. Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster (7-7, 3.61)

Who's hot

Carlos Ruiz: The Phillies' catcher finished the first half strong, hitting three doubles in two games and scoring both the runs in a pair of 1-0 wins over the Reds. Ruiz had missed 20 games with a concussion.

Who's not

Phillies offense: Take away Ruiz's production, and the lineup managed five hits and one extra-base hit in its last two games before the break.

Three matchups to watch

Jamie Moyer vs. Cubs: One of Moyer's many magnificent outings this season came against the team that drafted him. On May 19, Moyer held the Cubs to two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

Phillies vs. Ryan Dempster: They scored four runs off him in six innings in a 5-4 win on May 20 at Citizens Bank Park, but in his last seven starts Dempster has posted a 3.43 ERA.

Phillies vs. Cubs: Fresh off a four-game sweep of the Reds, the Phillies need to keep their momentum going in this four-game series at Wrigley Field.

Upcoming probable pitchers

Tomorrow at Cubs: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (3-5, 6.41) vs. Cubs LHP Ted Lilly (3-8, 4.08)

Saturday at Cubs: Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.78) vs. Cubs RHP Randy Wells (4-7, 4.61)

Sunday at Cubs: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (10-7, 2.19) vs. Cubs LHP Tom Gorzelanny (4-5, 3.16)

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