Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Game Preview: Monday, June 3rd 7:10 PM EST (Game 58)


May 31, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Chris Coghlan (right) makes a catch during the sixth inning as left fielder Juan Pierre (left) looks on against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After finishing up their first sweep of the season over the New York Mets, the Miami Marlins look to build on their season high three game winning streak. The Marlins improved to 6-3 against the Mets in 2013 and now get to face another team they have endured success against in 2013.

The Marlins come into Monday’s game at 4-6 against the Philadelphia Phillies on the season. In fact, 10 of the teams 16 wins have come against the Phillies and Mets.

Tom Koehler will take the mound for the Marlins in this one. Koehler has enjoyed his four starts as a starter since being moved into the bullpen in favor of Wade LeBlanc. He still though is seeking his first win of the season.

The Phillies will counter with Kyle Kendrick, whom has enjoyed plenty of success against the Marlins in his career. Kendrick in his lone start against the Marlins pitched seven innings allowing just two earned runs and seven hits.

Probable Starters

May 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (34) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
10/4Games/Games Started11//11
36.1Innings Pitched71.2
3.22Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.27
3.37Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.00
Career vs. opponent
2.2Innings Pitched92.0
10.12Earned Run Average3.62

May 29, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick (38) delivers to the plate during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.253.289
2Placido Polanco.254.277
3Derek Dietrich
4Marcell Ozuna
5Chris Coghlan.343.304
6Casey Kotchman.000.312
7Adeiny Hechavarria.239.277
8Rob Brantly.258.292

Bold Prediction: The Marlins pick up their fourth straight win behind a strong start from Tom Koehler. Marlins win 5-3.