Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Game Preview: Wednesday, June 5th 1:05 PM EST (Game 60)


June 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre (9) rounds third base on his way to scoring during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After picking up their first series sweep of the season, the Miami Marlins will be trying to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon.

The team hopes that starter Jacob Turner can work the magic he worked in his season debut against the New York Mets on Friday. Turner hurled seven shutout innings, striking out three and walking just one. This will be Turner’s first career appearance against the Marlins this season.

The Phillies will counter with Cole Hamels. It has been a disappointing 2013 for Hamels thus far, but he has pitched well against the Marlins. Against the Fish, Hamels has pitched 12 innings, allowing just four earned runs on 10 hits. He has struck out 15 hitters and walking just three against the Fish.

Probable Starters

May 31, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (left) receives a baseball from catcher Jeff Mathis (right) during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
1/1Games/Games Started12/12
7.0Innings Pitched74.0
0.00Earned Run Averages (ERA)4.86
2/64Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.17
Career vs. opponent
Innings Pitched178.0
Earned Run Average3.24

May 31, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee (30) talks with pitcher Cole Hamels (35) during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.263.289
2Ed Lucas.594.274
3Derek Dietrich
4Marcell Ozuna
5Justin Ruggiano.296.315
6Casey Kotchman.053.312
7Adeiny Hechavarria.232.277
8Jeff Mathis.131.253

Bold Prediction: Jacob Turner delivers another strong start for the Fish, pitching seven innings and allowing just one earned run. Marcell Ozuna hits his second home run of the season and of his career. Marlins win 4-1!