Because of Monday's off-day, Wednesday's start will be on regular rest for Kendrick (10-11, 3.89 ERA). Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.05 ERA) will start the series opener against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Following Hamels and Kendrick, Thursday's starter remains up in the air. It could be Cloyd (2-1, 3.86 ERA), who pitched eight innings of one-run ball against the Mets on Thursday, or Roy Halladay (10-8, 4.40 ERA), who struggled through the second-shortest outing of his career in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Halladay said after the game that he had been bothered a bit by "spasms" in the area behind his right shoulder but that it was nothing major. He said he hoped to make his final two starts.