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Series Preview: Marlins at Phillies, 8/26-8/27

As the Philadelphia region braces for its most threatening hurricane, possibly, ever, the Phillies (83-45) are attempting to reschedule games for their weekend series against the Marlins (58-72), in order to avoid the damaging weather.

Sunday's game was moved up to Saturday at 1:05PM, while Saturday night's game has now been postponed until September 15th.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and other key information on this series.


Friday, 7:05 PM. Clay Hensley (1-5, 5.47 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt (6-7, 3.51 ERA). In 13 road games this season, Hensley has posted a 1-4 record with a 5.60 ERA. Hensley, in 17 career games (3 starts) against the Phillies, has a 1-1 record with a 2.94 ERA. Jimmy Rollins is 1-for-13 (.077 avg) in his career against Hensley. In 15 career starts against the Marlins, Oswalt has a 6-4 record with a 3.72 ERA. Oswalt is 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA in his last 3 starts. Mike Cameron is 9-f0r-30 (.300 avg) with a HR in his career against Oswalt.

Saturday, 1:05. Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 4.01 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.56 ERA). In 14 career starts against the Phils, Sanchez has a 3-7 record with a 5.67 ERA. Sanchez has won just 1 of his last 13 starts. Chase Utley is 15-for-31 (.484 avg) with 5 doubles and 2 triples in his career against Sanchez. In 14 home starts this season, Halladay has an 8-2 record with a 2.32 ERA. Over his last 6 starts, Halladay is 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA. Halladay has a 9-1 record with a 2.38 ERA in 12 day games this year.


Mike Cameron is a .214 career hitter with 5 HR in 23 games at Citizens Bank Park.

After batting .293 prior to the All-star break, former Phillie Greg Dobbs has posted a .255 average since then. Dobbs is batting .316 in 9 games against the Phillies this year.

Catcher John Buck is batting .188 in 55 road games this season. Buck has posted a .162 average in 12 games against the Phillies this year.

Ryan Madson has seen his ERA shoot up over 1 full run (from 1.82 to 3.18) in his last 6 outings. Madson has a 2.44 career ERA in 61 games against the Marlins.

John Mayberry Jr. has posted a .326 avg and a 1.174 OPS in 15 games played this month.

In 48 home games this season, Placido Polanco has a .308 batting average with 4 HR and 29 RBI. Polanco is batting .342 in 9 games since the All-star break.

Marlins team ERA- 4.14
Phillies team ERA- 3.08

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