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


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

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.


Tyler CloydVJose Fernandez

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Juan Pierre.229.284.285
2Adeiny Hechavarria.207.254.369
3Derek Dietrich.278.333.417
4Marcell Ozuna.310.347.465
5Chris Coghlan.233.282.329
6Greg Dobbs.215.282.267
7Placido Polanco.239.302.271
8Rob 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

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Jimmy Rollins.257.306.398
2Chase Utley.272.339.475
3Michael Young.299.394.395
4Ryan Howard.245.282.430
5Delmon Young.192.279.308
6Domonic Brown.250.293.436
7Ben Revere.246.291.278
8Erik 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.