May 7, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia (28) talks with catcher Miguel Olivo (21) during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Monday, May 19th 7:10 PM EST (Game 45)


The Miami Marlins will look to extend their winning streak to two tonight as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are coming fresh off a walk-off win against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon.

The Phillies will send out Cole Hamels, hoping he can start turning things around for himself, and the team in 2013. The Marlins counter with Alex Sanabia and hope they are still within reach of the game when he comes out.

Check out my chat with Justin Klugh to get a feel for the Phillies coming into this series. Also check out the series preview for in depth scouting reports on the pitching matchups this series.

Starting Pitchers

Cole HamelsCole Hamels V Alex SanabiaAlex Sanabia
9 GS        8
56.2 IP       45.0
4.61 ERA       5.00
4.81 FIP       5.96
47 K       25
24 BB       23

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player  AVG. OBP. SLG %
1 Adeiny Hechavarria .206 .254 .374
2 Placido Polanco .232 .297 .265
3 Derek Dietrich .282 .343 .438
4 Marcell Ozuna .299 .338 .463
5 Justin Ruggiano .206 .291 .397
6 Chris Coghlan .217 .270 .290
7 Nick Green .214 .271 .333
8 Jeff Mathis .143 .143 .286

Same lineup as the one Redmond rolled out in Sunday’s win. This lineup barely put two runs on the board, but they won, so this is what Redmond will go with tonight. Coghlan is 7-for-21 in his career with two home runs against Hamels.

Phillies Lineup

Lineup Player  AVG. OBP. SLG %
1 Jimmy Rollins .251 .302 .389
2 Ben Revere .254 .300 .287
3 Michael Young .294 .392 .385
4 Chase Utley .276 .335 .481
5 Domonic Brown .243 .288 .414
6 Delmon Young .208 .298 .333
7 Freddy Galvis .298 .355 .509
8 Erik Kratz .205 .247 .337

With Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz both out with injuries, the Phillies lineup looks nearly as pathetic as the Marlins. Thankfully for Phillies fans, they have Chase Utley and a hot Michael Young. The Marlins lineup has neither.

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