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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he tossed six scoreless innings against the Cardinals, striking out a season-high 10 batters. He has a 2.27 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break and 2.19 ERA in August.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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The rookie right-hander had the best start of his career Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three hits and two walks and striking out six in a career-high eight scoreless innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Colin Rea, RHP
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Rea will be making his fourth career start and his first away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park. He's coming off a start where two errors in the first derailed his outing, as he lasted only four innings, allowing four earned runs.

Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan hopes to rebound from a frustrating start. The Phillies scored seven runs against Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom on Monday, but Morgan allowed five runs and four homers in 3 2/3 innings in a 16-7 loss.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
James Shields, RHP
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Shields needed a season-high 121 pitches to get 17 outs the last time out against the Nationals, a loss where he walked four and lost an early 2-0 lead. The two strikeouts were the fewest of the season for him. He has a 4.97 ERA on the road.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams posted a 1.50 ERA in his first three starts this month before running into trouble in his past two against the Marlins and Mets. He allowed 13 earned runs in just seven innings for a 15.43 ERA.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff had a rough first inning Wednesday against the Mets, allowing three runs. But he retired 16 consecutive batters at one point, which the Phillies hope is a sign of things to come in the final few weeks of the season.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon threw more changeups in his last start than in any outing since PITCHf/x started keeping track nine years ago. He may need to mix things up yet again on Monday, facing the Phillies for the fourth time this season. He’s 3-0 against them.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang’s struggles continued Thursday against the Mets, when he allowed five runs in six innings. Harang has posted a 7.71 ERA in 12 starts since the end of May, allowing 58 earned runs in just 67 2/3 innings.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese struggled in his last three starts of August, posting a 7.79 ERA with nearly as many walks (nine) as strikeouts (13). As the Mets spend the next five weeks mapping out their playoff rotation, it would behoove Niese to improve in September.

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