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.
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
|3.69||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||3.64|
|3.66||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.58|
|Career vs. opponent|
|3.85||Earned Run Average||1.42|
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
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!