The Phillies opened up a four-game series with the Dodgers last night in Los Angeles with Cliff Lee on the mound. Lee threw eight shutout innings with 10 strikeouts giving him 23 strikeouts over his last two starts. Carlos Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a home run in the ninth inning, two doubles and his first four RBIs of the season. Ryan Howard continued to rake going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning as the Phillies cruised to a 7-0 victory. More here.
The Flyers announced on Monday goaltender Steve Mason will be out for Game 3 against the Rangers. Ray Emery will continue to start in net with rookie Cal Heeter as his backup. Emery, 31, played out of his mind in Game 2 for the Flyers stopping 31 of 33 shots fired his way to get the victory for Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden. More here.