Arizona counters with Javier Vazquez, who allowed four runs on 10 hits over seven innings to the Dodgers in his last outing. While he didn't get the win, the game was Arizona's lone victory of the three-game series. The right-hander's control has been pinpoint; he has not allowed a walk in 46 innings (183 batters), a club record.
RHP Javier Vazquez
5-3, 3.65 ERA in 2005
Hasn't faced PHI in 2005
Didn't face PHI in 2004
RHP Vicente Padilla
1-5, 7.03 ERA in 2005
Hasn't faced ARI in 2005
1-1, 3.86 ERA vs. ARI in 2004
Player to watch
Bobby Abreu is 16-for-60 (.267) with five homers against Vazquez.
"As long as we're right there in the hunt, that's OK. I'm not looking at how good we've done because we got to play better. We have to have a better record from here. The record we have definitely won't win our division." --manager Charlie Manuel
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Official game notes
ARI: KTAR 620 AM, KSUN 1400 AM (Spanish)
PHI: WIP 610 AM, WPWA 1590 (Sp.)
Abreu was named National League Player of the Month on Thursday. The team's hottest hitter batted .396 for the month, and belted 11 homers. In just seven years with the Phillies, he ranks in the Top 10 in nine offensive
categories. ... Philadelphia is 23-30 against Arizona.
Saturday: vs. Diamondbacks, 7:05 p.m. ET
Sunday: vs. Diamondbacks, 1:35 p.m. ET
Monday: vs. Diamondbacks, 1:05 p.m. ET
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.