Next Series: Philadelphia Phillies (48-38; 26-15 on road) @ Florida Marlins (46-44; 25-21 at home)
The Philllies lead the series 4-2. This can very well be a huge four-game series for the Phillies. They are currently four games ahead of the Marlins and a sweep can make it eight, giving them some serious momentum in the second half of the season.
The Marlins have been playing inconsistent as of late, which allowed the Phillies to expand their lead from one to four going into the break. The Phillies were on fire going into the break and hoping they don’t cool down. The Phillies have dominated in the past and this season at Dolphin Stadium, earning a sweep in April.
Ryan Howard is killing the Marlins this season, batting .346 (9-26) in six games. He has two doubles, three homers, and six RBI’s. Jamie Moyer kills the Fish while Joe Blanton and JA Happ have been pitching phenomenal as of late. Cole Hamels has been struggling. Three wins in Miami is my pick.
7/16 – Moyer (8-6, 5.99), Volstad (6-8, 4.44)
7/17 – Hamels (5-5, 4.87), Nolasco (6-7, 5.76)
7/18 – Blanton (6-4, 4.44), Johnson, J (8-2, 2.74)
7/19 – Happ (6-0, 2.90), Miller, A (3-4, 4.50)