Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Wednesday, May 21st 7:10 PM EST (Game 47)


May 11, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) talks with starting pitcher Cliff Lee (33) during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins will attempt to close their series out against the Philadelphia Phillies with a win. A win would ensure the Marlins just their second series victory of the season.

The Marlins will have a tall order in front of them as they try to win this one, Cliff Lee. Lee will be making his tenth start of the season and he has been dominant thus far. The Marlins will counter with Kevin Slowey, who has struggled in his last two starts.

Slowey will need to pitch much better for the Marlins to have a chance in this one.


Cliff LeeVKevin Slowey

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Adeiny Hechavarria.200.246.357
2Placido Polanco.245.306.283
3Derek Dietrich.256.326.385
4Marcell Ozuna.307.342.453
5Justin Ruggiano.233.282.329
6Chris Coghlan.237.293.355
7Nick Green.217.269.326
8Jeff Mathis.091.091.182

Chris Coghlan gets his fifth consecutive start and will look to extend his hitting streak to 5 games. The Marlins hope he can keep up his hot hitting, although it is unlikely. Mathis gets the start against a left handed pitcher in the place of Rob Brantly.

Phillies Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Jimmy Rollins.260.307.395
2Ben Revere.260.302.298
3Michael Young.296.389.388
4Ryan Howard.256.392.436
5Delmon Young.214.292.393
6Domonic Brown.248.291.435
7Freddy Galvis.277.338.462
8Erik Kratz.213.268.337

Bold Prediction: Cliff Lee will have another strong start for the Phills, limiting the Marlins to just one run on three hits in eight innings. Slowey on the other hand will allow six runs in just 4 innings. Marlins lose 7-1.