Phillies at Padres preview

Carlos Ruiz, Jose Contreras embrace after closing out the game in the ninth for a 3-0 Phillies win over the Padres. Contreras recorded his fifth save in five chances to preserve the win for Roy Oswalt. Last night's Phillies-Padres game ended too late for this edition. Read about it online at philly.com/sports.
Carlos Ruiz, Jose Contreras embrace after closing out the game in the ninth for a 3-0 Phillies win over the Padres. Contreras recorded his fifth save in five chances to preserve the win for Roy Oswalt. Last night's Phillies-Padres game ended too late for this edition. Read about it online at philly.com/sports.
Posted: April 23, 2011

8:35 p.m. PETCO Park, San Diego. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.

Pitching matchup: Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (0-1, 7.27) vs. Padres RHP Tim Stauffer (0-1, 3.27)

Blanton vs. Padres: He had a rough couple starts to open the season, allowing 12 runs in 10 innings before bouncing back Monday days ago against the Brewers. The veteran righthander is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three career starts at Petco Park. Last year, he held the Padres to one run in six innings in his only start in San Diego.

Phillies vs. Stauffer: He is coming off his best start of the season, a 1-0 loss to the Cubs Monday, when he allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings. He has faced the Phillies only twice, most recently in August 2007, when he allowed 11 runs in four innings of a 14-2 loss.

FYI: The Phillies entered last night with five hits in their last 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position and with a 19-4 record at Petco Park, built in 2004.

Next three: Tomorrow at Padres: RHP Roy Halladay (2-1, 2.83) at LHP Wade LeBlanc 0-0, 0.00).

Monday at Diamondbacks: LHP Cliff Lee (2-1, 3.91) at RHP Ian Kennedy (2-1, 5.64).

Tuseday at Diamondbacks: RHP Roy Oswalt (3-0, 1.88) at RHP Daniel Hudson (0-4, 5.92).

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