After Cliff Lee's gem of a pitching performance on Tuesday evening, the Phils are up against veteran John Lackey in the second game of the team's series against the Red Sox. Lackey is certainly a well-recognized name, but the experienced player hasn't exactly stood out as a clear-cut ace of Boston's staff thus far in 2011, dropping six starts compared to just five victories and posting an earned run average of over 7.35. He showed promise after a stint on the disabled list, but struggled in his last outing and will square off with the Phillies' offense on Wednesday.
On the mound for the Phillies tonight will be Vance Worley, who has given up just one run in his last 11 innings of work and has an ERA of only 0.82 since rejoining the club from the minors earlier this month. On the year, Worley is 2-1 as a spot starter in the rotation, and he took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning in a recent showing vs. the Athletics. He'll have a tough time against the Red Sox offense, which was absolutely shut down by Lee on Tuesday night.