Series Preview: Marlins

Phillies (33-25, 2nd in NL East) vs. Florida Marlins (28-30, 4th in NL East)

Where: Citizens Bank Park
Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday:
Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 4.62) vs. Chris Volstad (3-6, 4.08)
Wednesday: Roy Halladay (8-3, 2.03) vs. Josh Johnson (6-2, 2.10)
Thursday: Jamie Moyer (6-5, 3.98) vs. Anibal Sanchez (5-3, 3.18)

Broadcast Info
Tuesday, 7:05: CSN
Wednesday, 7:05: CSN
Thursday, 7:05: CSN/MLBN

Hot (7 days) – Placido Polanco: .448 (13-for-29), 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI.
Not (7 days) –  Jayson Werth: .120 (3-for-25), R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 11 K.

Player to Watch – Josh Johnson: His last start against the Phillies, he pitched extremely well but earned the loss because his opponent, Roy Halladay tossed a perfect game. Now with 10 days passed, Johnson has a shot at redeeming himself in the hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park against Doc. The Phillies have had offensive struggles and they could show up again on Wednesday against Johnson, who is 6-2 with a 2.10 ERA.

Series Overview: The series is tied 3-3… The Phillies are still in an immense struggle but seem to be working their way out of it… Both teams have some good pitching match-ups lined up as it could be another low-scoring affair… Offense for both teams has not been there as both are in the lower half in the National League… The Phillies have been one of the better pitching teams in the NL with their bull pen throwing the least amount of innings of any corps in the NL.

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