Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The Marlins start a three-game set tonight versus the Philadelphia Phillies, which means yet another fiercely competed series with a tough division rival.

Philadelphia Phillies (57-48) @ Florida Marlins, August 3-5, Games 106-108

NL East Standings

Tm W L Win% GB
ATL 60 45 .571
PHI 57 48 .543 3.0
FLA 53 52 .505 7.0
NYM 53 53 .500 7.5
WSN 47 59 .443 13.5

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Five-year Run PF*: 0.99
Five-year HR PF*: 0.97
Stadium Dimensions:
Left Field: 330 ft.
Left-Center: 361
Center Field: 404
Right-Center: 361
Right Field: 345

*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here

Projected Pitching Matchups

August 3: Sean West vs. Roy Halladay
August 4: Anibal Sanchez vs. Kyle Kendrick
August 5: Chris Volstad vs. Roy Oswalt

ZiPS In-Season Projections

FIP Proj. FIP Win% Marlins Date Phillies Win% Proj. FIP FIP
5.57 .359 West August 3 Halladay .658 2.87 2.80
3.37 3.81 .538 Sanchez August 4 Kendrick .434 4.76 5.15
4.42 4.50 .461 Volstad August 5 Oswalt .571 3.54 3.42

Projected Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA v. RHP Proj. wOBA v. LHP
1 Hanley Ramirez .352 .388 .404
2 Logan Morrison .218
3 Gaby Sanchez .356 .339 .363
4 Dan Uggla .378 .355 .367
5 Cody Ross .329 .334 .368
6 Mike Stanton .340
7 Wes Helms .311 .303 .329
8 Ronny Paulino .308 .304 .339

Notes

Ryan Howard is on the 15-day DL, and with the injuries the Phillies have taken, the Marlins will certainly have assistance. Unfortunately, we also catch two of their three best starters while sending out our bottom of the rotation.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win one of three games.

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