Here's a brief statistical preview for Thursday's double header between the Phillies and Marlins, to be played at Citizens Bank Park.
Tuesday, 2:35 PM. Anibal Sanchez (8-7, 3.64 ERA) vs Kyle Kendrick (7-6, 3.29 ERA). In 15 starts in the road this year, Sanchez has a 5-4 record with a 3.47 ERA. Sanchez is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA over his last 4 starts. In 4 starts against the Phillies this year, Sanchez has no decisions and a 3.52 ERA. Kendrick has a 3-2 record with a 2.85 ERA in 8 games since the All-Star break. In 15 home games this year, Kendrick has a 2-5 record with a 3.45 ERA. Gaby Sanchez is 8-for-16 (.500 avg) with a double and a HR against Kendrick in his career.
Tuesday, 7:35 PM. Alex Sanabia (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (16-7, 2.44 ERA). The righty Sanabia will be making his second big league appearance this season. In 15 games with the Marlins last year, Sanabia went 5-3 with a 3.73 ERA. In his last 8 starts, Cliff Lee is 7-0 with a 0.99 ERA. In 4 career starts against Florida, Lee is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA and a .232 batting average against. Lee has posted an 11-2 record with a 1.97 ERA in 16 home starts this season.
In 37 career games against the Phillies, Gaby Sanchez has a .286 batting average with 7 HR and 22 RBI. Sanchez is batting .215 in 54 games since the All-Star break.
Mike Stanton's 32 homeruns are tied for 5th best in the National League. Stanton is batting .182 with 2 HR in 15 games against the Phillies this season.
Hunter Pence is batting .349 with 2 HR and 10 RBI in 17 games at Citizens Bank Park this season.
In 17 relief appearances since the All-Star break, David Herndon is 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA and a .221 batting average against.
Marlins team ERA- 4.01
Phillies team ERA- 3.03
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