May 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Tuesday, May 20th 7:10 PM EST (Game 46)


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.

STARTING PITCHERS

Tyler CloydTyler Cloyd V Jose FernandezJose Fernandez
1 GS 8
6.1 IP 44
2.84 ERA 3.48
3.19 FIP 3.44
4 K 44
3 BB 17

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player  AVG. OBP. SLG %
1 Juan Pierre .229 .284 .285
2 Adeiny Hechavarria .207 .254 .369
3 Derek Dietrich .278 .333 .417
4 Marcell Ozuna .310 .347 .465
5 Chris Coghlan .233 .282 .329
6 Greg Dobbs .215 .282 .267
7 Placido Polanco .239 .302 .271
8 Rob Brantly .240 .312 .313

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.

Phillies Lineup

Lineup Player  AVG. OBP. SLG %
1 Jimmy Rollins .257 .306 .398
2 Chase Utley .272 .339 .475
3 Michael Young .299 .394 .395
4 Ryan Howard .245 .282 .430
5 Delmon Young .192 .279 .308
6 Domonic Brown .250 .293 .436
7 Ben Revere .246 .291 .278
8 Erik Kratz .209 .250 .337

 

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.

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