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Series Preview: vs Florida Marlins

PHI: 83-45, 1st in NL East; FLA: 58-72, 5th in NL East

When: August 26-27
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Roy Oswalt (6-7, 3.51) vs Clay Hensley (1-5, 5.47)
Saturday 1: Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.56) vs Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 4.01)
Saturday 2: PPD

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05, CSN
Saturday, 1:05, PHL 17
Saturday, PPD
All Games on 1210 AM

Player to Watch – Logan Morrison: Morrison is back on the Marlins roster after a brief punishment trip to the Marlins AAA club because of his outspoken, but pretty accurate opinion on Hanley Ramirez as far as a leader is concerned.

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Stanton’s walk-off foils sweep bid for Phils

Phils outfielder John Mayberry celebrates with third base coach Juan Samuel after hitting one of his two homers Wednesday night. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Dear Joe B, Roy O, Jose C, Ryan M and Brad L,

Please get better soon. We can’t take any more of seeing guys like David Herndon and Andrew Carpenter in games for the Phils.

Even Danys Baez isn’t immune from our pleas. Leaving a pitch in Mike Stanton’s wheel house, Baez became the third Phillies reliever to aid Florida in a comeback win over the Phils. Stanton hit a ball that’s still traveling with two outs in the bottom of the 10th as the Marlins won 7-6 in walk-off fashion.

Before Baez got tacked with the losing decision, Herndon coughed up a two-run homer to Logan Morrison in the 6th to make it a 6-5 game and Carpenter gave up the game-tying RBI single to Hanley Ramirez in the 7th.

The poor pitching performance wasted a career night for John Mayberry, who was freed today. Mayberry homered twice and drove in three runs in the loss.

2B: Utley (7), Ibanez (18). HR: Mayberry 2 (5), Rollins (8).

WP: Mujica (6-2). LP: Baez (2-4).

Boxscore.

Uh oh, we made LoMo mad…

Not really.

Playful as usual with his favorite Twitter following, the Phillies fans, Logan Morrison was a little irked by our warning, or lack there of, on how good this Vance Worley kid really is.

Yea, uh sorry about that, LoMo. You know, you wouldn’t have to worry about facing Worley if you were on this team. Just a thought.

With that being said, you guys really need to follow Morrison on Twitter because he is an absolutely funny, genuine and incredible guy. He’s also not too shabby on the diamond.

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Series Preview: vs Florida Marlins

PHI: 40-26, 1st in NL East; FLA: 32-32, 3rd in NL East

When: June 14-16
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday: Cole Hames (8-2, 2.58) vs Chris Volstad (2-6, 5.51)
Wednesday 1: Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.47) vs Elih Villanueava (0-0, -.–)
Wednesday 2: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.39) vs Anibal Sanchez (6-1, 3.06)
Thursday: Cliff Lee (6-5, 3.41) vs Javier Vazquez (3-6, 7.09)

Broadcast Info
Tuesday, 7:05, PHL 17
Wednesday 1, 1:05, CSN
Wednesday 2, 7:05, CSN
Thursday, 1:05, CSN
All Games on 1210 AM

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Small Ball: Ruiz Sac Fly Gives Phillies a 3-2 win

The numbers didn’t favor Carlos Ruiz when the Phils had a player on 3rd with one out.

Chooch is only a 30% fly ball hitter and with the score tied at two, a sacrifice fly would have been huge.

But Chooch came through, hitting a sac fly to deep center scored Ryan Howard in the bottom of the eighth to give the Phillies a 3-2 win on Sunday, splitting the series with the Marlins.

For the second straight start Cole Hamels was solid, giving up just two runs in seven innings. However, Hamels would not be able to pick up the win after giving up two runs in the top of the seventh to allow the Marlins to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the inning, Ross Gload pinched hit for Hamels giving King Cole a no decision on the day.

The bullpen would be just as great. Ryan Madson came in the eighth inning and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning. Closer Jose Contreras walked the leadoff batter, but got out of the inning without giving up a single run to pick up his third save.

It looked like the Phillies were on their way to scoring a lot of runs after Placido Polanco hit a solo home run, and Raul Ibanez hit an RBI single to score Jimmy Rollins in the first inning, but Florida starter Anibal Sanchez would settle in.

The Phils bats would be quiet for the next six innings, not scoring a single run until the eighth. In the eighth, Ryan Howard led off with a bloop single into left field that was dropped by twitter sensation Logan Morrison. Howard would advance to second on Ben Francisco’s single, and to third after Raul Ibanez grounded into fielder’s choice that was almost a double play.

This brought Mr. Clutch to the plate. Carlos Ruiz hit a deep fly ball that allowed Howard to tag up from third and score to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

Yesterday’s scheduled game against the Marlins was postponed until June 15th, so with today’s win; the Phillies have yet to lose a series this season.

HR: Polanco (1)

WP: Madson (1-0) LP: Webb (0-2) S: Contreras (3)

Dobbs clutch in Marlins win

Why does it always seem a mediocre ex-Phillies kills them?

Greg Dobbs came through with the bases loaded in the seventh, hitting a two-run single to give the Marlins the 4-3 lead and win Friday night.

Roy Oswalt was pitching well until he exited the game after the sixth. Oswalt appeared to injure himself running out a bunt in the bottom of the sixth and left the game with a lower back strain.

J.C. Romero replaced him and allowed the lead-off runner. But Danys Baez put the next two on before surrendering the two-run hit to Dobbs, blowing the save and getting credited with the loss.

Oswalt allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings of work. The Marlins runs off him came from a Logan Morrison solo homer in the top of the fifth and back-to-back doubles by Chris Coghlan and Omar Infante in the sixth.

Raul Ibanez had a two-hit, two-RBI game and Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz each doubled for the Phils.

Oswalt said after the game that he had back spasms but they weren’t related to the two DL stints he had in 2009 with back-ralted issues. He hopes to make the next start but won’t know until he throws a bull pen session in two days.

The Phillies will play tomorrow at 7:05. Cole Hamels (1-1, 5.59) will take the hill for the Phillies and Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 6.97) will pitch for Florida.

2B: Rollins (4), Ruiz (3).

WP: Mujica (2-1). LP: Baez (1-1). S: Nunez (5).

Boxscore.

Series Preview: vs. Florida Marlins

PHI: 9-3, 1st in NL East; FLA: 7-5, 2nd in NL East

When: April 15-17
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers (UPDATED 4/16)
Friday: Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.25) vs. Javier Vazquez (1-1, 8.64)
Saturday: PPD

Sunday:
Cole Hamels (1-1, 5.59) vs. Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 6.97)

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05, CSN

Saturday, 7:05, TCN
Sunday, 1:35, PHL 17
All Games on 1210 AM

Player to WatchLF Logan Morrison: LoMo is building himself a nice legacy among the Philadelphia fans of Twitter (@LoMoMarlins) – and he’s on a division rival!

Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison joked a few times on Twitter that he would be striking out a lot to the Phils rotation. Well if thats the case, well be seeing a lot more of this picture in the next three days. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

But his popularity among our fans isn’t the only reason to watch him play in his first trip to CBP this season. Morrison is an incredibly talented ball player. Batting .304 with a team-high three homers and nine RBIs, Morrison is an all-around threat at the plate. His .913 OPS is another indication of that.

Morrison is another one of the handful of young players the Marlins have currently on their roster. It makes for an incredible under rated offense. If they can put together a decent rotation and strong bull pen, they would be a serious threat. But if the past is any indication, LoMo could be traded or sign elsewhere, and the fans in Philly hope it’s there.

Overview: The Marlins are in second place in the NL East, currently two games behind the Phils. Florida is always off to a very good start but taper off as the season’s grind kicks in.

They are loaded with young talent such as outfielders Morrison, Mike Stanton and Chris Coghlan and first baseman Gabby Sanchez.

But Florida also has arguably the best player in baseball: Hanley Ramirez. He is the total package when it comes to a ball player: bat, speed and an excellent glove and arm. In 84 games in his career against the Phillies, he’s batting .295 with 28 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 32 RBIs. He’s also stolen 20/24 bases.

The pitching match-ups favor the Phillies incredible seeing as Florida has no one going with an ERA below 5.59. Josh Johnson, who started the other day, will not pitch this series against the Phils. Joe Blanton will look to have his first quality start of the season on Sunday, hopefully correcting his “poor mechanics” he claimed to be the problem.

The Marlins have the capability of giving the Phillies trouble all