7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Tonight's pitchersNationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (5-2, 2.97) vs. Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-5, 4.45)
Three matchups to watchStephen Strasburg vs. Phillies hitters: The heralded rookie makes his first career start against the Phillies and even Charlie Manuel is looking forward to it. "I'm excited to see him pitch, but I don't want him to beat us," the Phillies manager said.
Kyle Kendrick vs. Nationals hitters: Tonight's starter has pitched twice against the last-place Nationals this season and it hasn't gone well. He has an ERA of 17.47 in those games. In his start against them at Citizens Bank Park he lasted just 1 2/3 innings while allowing six earned runs. Take away those games and his ERA for the season drops from 4.45 to 3.89.