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


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

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 HamelsVAlex Sanabia
9GS       8
56.2IP      45.0
4.61ERA      5.00
4.81FIP      5.96
47K      25
24BB      23

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Adeiny Hechavarria.206.254.374
2Placido Polanco.232.297.265
3Derek Dietrich.282.343.438
4Marcell Ozuna.299.338.463
5Justin Ruggiano.206.291.397
6Chris Coghlan.217.270.290
7Nick Green.214.271.333
8Jeff 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

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Jimmy Rollins.251.302.389
2Ben Revere.254.300.287
3Michael Young.294.392.385
4Chase Utley.276.335.481
5Domonic Brown.243.288.414
6Delmon Young.208.298.333
7Freddy Galvis.298.355.509
8Erik 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.