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Phillies Swept By Marlins With 5-2 Loss

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton hits a solo home run off Joe Blanton in the 3rd inning. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Marlins 5, Phillies 2
WP – Ricky Nolasco (7-6, 4.62)
LP – Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85)
SV – Heath Bell (17)

MIAMI — The Marlins pulled out the brooms and successfully swept the Phillies in their home park.

Philadelphia, making its first trip to Miami’s new stadium, fell again, 5-2, and were swept but the 4th place Marlins. The Phillies started the series only half a game behind Miami to get out of the cellar but they instead distanced themselves further in the bottom of the NL East.

Joe Blanton rebounded from a rocky first three innings to pitch a solid effort. He went six, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Blanton gave up back-to-back doubles and an RBI single in the 2nd inning to cough up a 1-0 lead created in the first by Juan Pierre’s triple and Hunter Pence’s RBI on a fielder’s choice.

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Series Preview: at Miami Marlins

PHI: 36-42, 5th in NL East; MIA: 35-40, 4th in NL East

When: June 29-July 1
Where: Sunlife Stadium (Miami, FL)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Cliff Lee (0-4, 3.72) vs Josh Johnson (4-5, 3.96)
Saturday: Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.03) vs Mark Buehrle (6-8, 3.55)
Sunday: Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87) vs Ricky Nolasco (6-6, 4.78)

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:10, PHL 17
Saturday, 4:10, CSN
Sunday, 1:10, PHL 17
All Games on 94.1 FM

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Pregame Notes 5/11

Not a whole lot of pregame notes heading into tonight’s rubber match between the Phillies and Marlins. The Phils are tossing their left-handed star free agent Cliff Lee (2-3, 3.69) out against Ricky Nolasco (3-0, 3.23) for the Fish.

And with that, some interesting news came out of the injury watch today as well as some stats to make you sick. Read more of this post

Moyer Rocked In First

Jamie Moyer wishes he could have a mulligan. He got beat up for five runs in the first inning, which was all Florida needed in their 5-1 win over the Phillies. Jayson Werth’s homer in the ninth was the only offense the Phillies could muster.

Moyer (1-1, 7.50) settled in very well after the brutal first to finish his night off with 6 IP, 5 R/ER, 6 H, BB, 7 K. This is the second time this year a Moyer start was defined by one inning. Former Phillies Ronny Paulino hit a three-run shot to cap off the first.

Ricky Nolasco (1-0, 3.74) pitched a complete game for Florida, allowing a run on five hits, three walks, and four strike outs.

HR: Werth

WP: Nolasco (1-0). LP: Moyer (1-1)