Read: Today in the NL East

It’s a light schedule around the league today and only two National League East teams have games this evening.nationals-hat

The Washington Nationals, fresh off a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, host the 15-7 St. Louis Cardinals. 

Daniel Cabrera (0-2, 4.42) will go for the Nats, and Mitchell Boggs (1-0, 1.17) will take the mound for the Cards.

Last night, Scott Olsen allowed just one run while striking out 6 over 5+ innings to help the Nationals to salvage the final game of the series against the Phillies. 

marlins-hatThe Florida Marlins continue their road trip and travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs at 8:05 PM ET. 

Florida will send Chris Volstad (2-0, 2.70) to the hill to oppose Sean Marshall (0-1, 4.50).

In other news…Atlanta’s starting pitcher Kenshin Kawakami has had his next start pushed back to Tuesday due to a sore right shoulder. Kawakami has been roughed up so far this season.

Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels and Brad Lidge will throw bullpen sessions on Friday and be evaluated by team trainers. If Lidge gets clearance, he’ll be available to pitch that night.

Hamels is scheduled to start next on Monday.

Braves catcher Brian McCann is working on getting comfortable with his new contact lenses while on a rehab assignment in Myrtle Beach.

McCann is hoping to avoid additional lasik surgery by using prescription contacts.

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