The Phils have won five straight after Monday's 3-1 win against Miami, and they will turn to Halladay on Tuesday in the second game of the three-game set at Citizens Bank Park. Since the start of August, Halladay is 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA in seven outings.
He has pitched at least seven innings in six of those starts, including his last one, when he gave up one run in 7 1/3 innings against the Reds. Halladay's arm strength continues to build, and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel thinks he has yet to see the best from the righty this season.
"He'll pick up some more velocity," Manuel said after Halladay's last start. "When he does, that's what makes him tough. He'll get that. He's got a lot of movement. I think when he starts feeling right and gets his mechanics down right, that'll help him, too. He just ain't quite right yet, but he's getting there."
While Halladay and the Phillies are looking to stay in the playoff hunt, Marlins righty Nathan Eovaldi will try to get himself back on track and play the role of spoiler.
Eovaldi, who was acquired by the Marlins in the trade that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers, has lost three straight starts despite pitching effectively in his last two outings, giving up a total of five runs in 12 innings and walking just two.
Eovaldi has faced the Phillies twice in his career, both times this season -- once with the Dodgers and once with the Marlins. He is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in those two meetings.
Marlins: Nolasco shares weekly honor
Righty Ricky Nolasco earned NL co-Player of the Week honors on Monday, sharing the award with Cincinnati's Jay Bruce.
Nolasco limited Milwaukee to three runs (one earned) in seven innings last Monday, and then followed that up with a shutout on Sunday, scattering just four hits against the Nats, who own baseball's best record.
Over his last three outings, Nolasco is 3-0 with an 0.36 ERA. He's averaging 8 1/3 innings per start in that span. It's his second career weekly distinction.
Phillies: Cloyd to pitch on short rest
After throwing four innings on Sunday, righty Tyler Cloyd will pitch on three days' rest when the Phillies play the Astros on Thursday, Manuel said.
Because of a rainout Saturday, Cloyd started one of Philadelphia's games in a doubleheader Sunday against Colorado. He threw 76 pitches in his four innings, and he expects to have enough in the tank come Thursday.
"With my pitch count [Sunday], it shouldn't be too bad," Cloyd said. "We'll dial down the lifting and the bullpen [before Thursday]. We'll just work on little things and get ready for Thursday."
Third baseman Kevin Frandsen was out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins due to a stress fracture in his left fibula. Manuel said he isn't sure if Frandsen will be able to play this week, though he hopes he can.
In his last 24 games against the Phillies, Jose Reyes is hitting .350 (35-for-100) with 10 doubles, two triples and four RBIs.