Monday, August 13, 2012

Phillies at Marlins: Pre-Game Notes

August 14, 2012
The Phillies wrapped up their home stand with a walk-off win in the 11th inning over the Cardinals. The Phillies took two of three from the Cardinals in the series to keep themselves a half a game out of last place in the NL East. The team at the bottom? The Miami Marlins, who beat the Phillies in their last five matchups.

Philadelphia Phillies (52-62, 26-29 Road) at Miami Marlins (52-63, 28-29 Home)
7:10 PM ET at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida

Probable Starters

PHI: LHP Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.08 ERA)

MIA: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (3-7, 4.33 ERA)


Phillies                                                      Marlins
1. SS Jimmy Rollins                                 1. 2B Donavan Solano                                                    
2. LF Juan Pierre                                      2.  CF Justin Ruggiano
3. 2B Chase Utley                                    3. SS Jose Reyes
4. 1B Ryan Howard                                 4. 1B Carlos Lee
5. RF Dominic Brown                             5. RF Giancarlo Stanton
6. CF John Mayberry Jr.                          6. LF Austin Kearns
7. 3B Kevin Frandsen                              7. 3B Greg Dobbs
8. C Erik Kratz                                         8. C John Buck
9. P Cole Hamels                                      9. P Nathan Eovaldi

- Jimmy Rollins was not in the lineup on Sunday against the Cardinals. He is back tonight and will be hitting in his usual lead-off spot.

- Cole Hamels was dominant in his last start, throwing a complete game shutout against Atlanta, he will look to do the same tonight.

- The Phils have dropped five straight to Miami. Change that tonight.

- The Phillies only have a half game lead out of last place. They will want to at least take two in this series to distance themselves from Miami and stay ouy of the basement.

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