Each weekday evening, Big League Stew looks at five approaching games worth monitoring. Feel free to discuss the night's happenings with other Stewies as they occur in the comment section below.
Phillies at Cardinals, 8:15 ET Behold the power of Dave Duncan! Down in St. Louis, Kyle Lohse has put together one of the quietest yet most impressive starts to the season. He's 3-0, has a 1.97 ERA and has given up two or fewer runs in three of his last four outings. He and the power of his Phiten necklace go against the disappointing Joe Blanton (0-2, 8.41) as the best team in the NL Central takes on the reigning best team in baseball.
Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 We'll see if the New York weather actually lets this one go off as scheduled, but if it does, it'll be the first-ever meeting of the two teams in new Yankee Stadium. (Get your half-price tickets now!) Pitching matchup is Jon Lester against Phil Hughes, who needn't worry — Yankees officials have already outfitted home plate with The Club while casting a dirty look toward Jacoby Ellsbury and his thievin' ways.
White Sox at Royals, 8:10 I know it seems like this Zack Greinke hype is reaching insane levels, but it's hard not to watch him throwing all his pitches to a pinpoint and not feel like we're watching Pedro Martinez, circa 1999. I'm not even a Royals fan, but watching his command right now makes me feel giddy inside. Tonight he takes his 0.50 ERA and goes for win No. 6 over Bartolo Colon and the Pale Hose.
Indians at Blue Jays, 7:07 So if I had told you at the beginning of the season that one of these teams would be a MLB-best 18-9 and the other would be 9-16 ...
D'Backs at Dodgers, 10:10 On Sunday, Los Angeles became the first team in franchise history to win its first 10 home games. Tonight, they'll try to become the first NL team in the modern era to win their first 11. Eric Stults (2-1, 5.50) gets the nod for the Dodgers and he'll have a lot to live up to — LA's pitchers have a 2.57 ERA at home this season.