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Game Preview: Phillies @ Nationals, 4/7/10


Wednesday, 7:05pm. Cole Hamels (2009 stats- 10-11, 4.32 ERA) vs. Jason Marquis (2009 stats- 15-13, 4.04 ERA). In 15 career games against Washington, Hamels is 7-3 with a 2.30 ERA and a .219 batting average against. In 15 road games last year, Hamels had a 3-6 record with a 4.99 ERA. In 2 previous starts at Nationals Park, Hamels has not allowed a run in 14 1/3 innings. Jason Marquis (who we last spoke of on PhoulBallz.com in this post) has a 5-3 record and a 4.38 ERA in 19 career games against the Phils. Marquis earned a win in his only start against the Phillies last season, allowing just 2 earned runs in 7 innings.

Jimmy Rollins struggles against Marquis. In his career, Rollins is 4-for-34 (.118 avg) against Marquis. Chase Utley does not struggle against Marquis, however. Ultey is 8-for-18 (.444 avg) against Marquis. Jayson Werth is 6-for-9 (.667 avg) with 2 doubles, 2 homers and a 2.306 OPS. against Marquis.

Adam Dunn has a rough time facing Cole Hamels. Against Hamels in his career, Dunn is 1-for-12 (.083 avg).

In 42 career games against the Nationals Ryan Madson has a 2-2 record and 3 saves with a 5.26 ERA. Cristian Guzman is 6-for-9 (.667 avg) in his career against Madson. Ryan Zimmerman is 8-for-19 (.421 avg) against Madson in his career.

The Phils won 15 and lost just 3 against the Nats last season.

**Update** The Phillies claimed 35-year-old right handed pitcher Nelson Figueroa off waivers from the Metropolitans today. Figueroa, a former Phillie, is expected to be added to the Major League bullpen. In 16 games with New York last season, Figueroa had a 3-8 record with a 4.09 ERA.

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