Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Game Preview: Tuesday, June 4th 7:10 PM EST (Game 59)


June 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (9) celebrates with infielder Kevin Frandsen (28) after defeating the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins will look to rekindle the magic that propelled them to three straight victories and a sweep over the New York Mets. The Philadelphia Phillies were able to put a halt to the Marlins winning streak on Monday, led by a strong performance by Kyle Kendrick and Domonic Brown‘s hot bat.

The Marlins will look to even the series on Tuesday night with Ricky Nolasco taking the mound. Nolasco has pitched well as of late and the Marlins hope he can continue mowing down hitters like he has in his previous three starts.

The Phillies will counter with Jonathan Pettibone, who is coming off of a rough start against the Boston Red Sox. Pettibone allowed four runs on six hits in five innings. He walked four and struck out five. He had allowed just 15 runs in his previous eight starts.

Probable Starters

May 28, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
12/12Games/Games Started8/8
75.2Innings Pitched47.0
3.69Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.64
3.66Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.58
Career vs. opponent
114.2Innings Pitched6.1
3.85Earned Run Average1.42

May 30, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone (44) delivers to the plate during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. The Red Sox defeated the Phillies 9-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.257.289
2Ed Lucas.588.274
3Chris Coghlan
4Marcell Ozuna
5Derek Dietrich.309.303
6Casey Kotchman.000.312
7Adeiny Hechavarria.234.277
8Rob Brantly.252.292

Bold Prediction: The Marlins bounce back behind a strong start from Ricky Nolasco. The Marlins hit two home runs in the game and score five runs off Pettibone in six innings. Marlins win 7-3!