The Miami Marlins have won two straight ballgames and will be seeking their third consecutive victory Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Marlins have to feel comfortable about their chances, as they send out their best pitcher in 2013 and rookie phenom, Jose Fernandez. The Phillies will counter with Tyler Cloyd.
Juan Pierre returns to the Marlins lineup as the team finally faced a right handed starting pitcher. He has done well since manager Mike Redmond placed him in a platoon role. Chris Coghlan is back in the lineup to give Justin Ruggiano a breather and because he has hit the ball well of late.
Ryan Howard returns to the Phillies lineup in this one. He missed the first game of the series due inflammation in his left knee. Although he is not playing at prior Ryan Howard levels, he is still a force to be reckoned with in the lineup.
Bold Prediction: Jose Fernandez repeats his success against the Phillies and throws 7 shutout innings. Marcell Ozuna hits is second career home run. Marlins win 4-1.