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Blogging about the 5x NL East Champion Phillies

Series Preview: at Miami Marlins

PHI: 52-62, 4th in NL East; MIA: 52-63, 5th in NL East

When: August 13-15
Where: SunLife Stadium (Miami, FL)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.08) vs Nathan Eovaldi (3-7, 4.33)
Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86) vs Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88)
Wednesday: Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80) vs Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 7:10, CSN
Tuesday, 7:10, CSN
Wednesday, 12:40, CSN
All Games on 94.1 FM

Player to Watch – SS Jose Reyes: Reyes is the only Marlin to play over 100 games this season, having played in 113 of Miami’s 115 games so far. He’s been good this year, hitting .286 (third on the team) with eight homers and 31 RBIs. His 28 steals are second only to Emilio Bonafacio’s 30.

Series Overview: The Phillies have at least something to play for: not finishing in last place.

Also in that hunt at the Miami Marlins, who the Phillies will face for three games to start this week.

Miami features a handful of offensive weapons, even with Logan Morrison done for the season. Giancarlo Stanton leads the team with 21 homers and 55 RBIs and Greg Dobbs’ .296 average is tops on the team among guys who have played at least 80 games.

But with the injuries to Morrison as well as trading Hanley Ramirez and Mark Buehrle’s underperformance, the Marlins find themselves in a similar positon as the Phillies are in.

Both teams, slated to finish at the top of the division, are trying not to finish in dead last.

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