Monday, August 13, 2012

Series Preview: Phillies at Marlins, August 13-15



The Phillies (52-62) have hit the road to begin a three-game series in Miami against the Marlins (52-63) on Monday night, as the two clubs, separated by a 1/2 game, battle to stay out of last place in the National League East division.

Overall, the Phillies have lost their last five contests against the Marlins, who, much like the Phillies, are playing well below the high expectations of media and fans alike this season.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and other statistical info on this series.

Monday, 7:10 PM. Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.08 ERA) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (3-7, 4.33 ERA). In 11 road starts this season, Hamels has posted a 6-3 record with a 3.43 ERA. In 22 career starts against the Marlins, Hamels is 6-10 with a 3.68 ERA. The righty Eovaldi is 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 5 home starts this season. In 5 starts since the All-Star break, Eovaldi has a 2-2 record with a 4.57 ERA.

Tuesday, 7:10 PM. Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88 ERA). In 14 games on the road this season, Kendrick has a 2-3 record with a 4.65 ERA. Kendrick is 8-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 games (12 starts) in his career against the Marlins. Jose Reyes is 12-for-28 (.429 avg) with 2 doubles, a triple and 2 HR in his career against Kendrick. In 13 home starts this season, Johnson has a 5-4 record with a 3.25 ERA. Johnson is 6-4 with a 3.53 ERA in 16 career games against the Phillies. Ryan Howard is 10-for-33 (.303 avg) with 3 HR in his career against Johnson.

Wednesday, 12:40 PM. Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.60 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80 ERA). In 5 starts since the All-Star break Halladay is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA. Halladay is 5-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 11 career starts against the Marlins. Jose Reyes is 12-for-32 (.375 avg) in his career against Halladay. Buehrle is 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 12 home starts this season. In 6 career starts against the Phillies, the left-handed Buehrle is 4-2 with a 4.76 ERA. In his last 5 starts, Buehrle has posted a 0-3 record with a 6.83 ERA.


In 126 games against the Marlins in his career, Chase Utley is a .296 hitter with 24 HR and 89 RBI. Utley is batting .228 in 16 road games this year.

Ryan Howard is batting .121 with 1 homer and 1 RBI in 12 road games this season. Howard batted .300 with 5 homers and 17 RBI in 18 games against the Marlins last year.

Jonathan Papelbon has a 1.69 ERA in 22 road games this season. Papelbon has allowed 1 earned run in 6 career innings against the Marlins.

In 19 career games against the Phillies, Greg Dobbs is a .340 hitter. Dobbs is batting .388 in 28 day games this year.

Giancarlo Stanton has a .254 average with 8 homers and 16 RBI in 36 career games against the Phillies.

Marlins closer Steve Cishek has a 0.96 ERA in 10 career outings against the Phillies. The right-hander has a 2-1 record with 4 saves and a 2.25 ERA in 25 home outings this year.

Phillies HR since the All-Star break- 30 (tie, 14th in MLB)
Marlins HR since the All-Star break- 15 (tie, 29th/last in MLB)

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