Florida Marlins (6-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (7-2)
Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 6.00) vs. Roy Halladay (2-0, 0.56)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, 68 degrees
TV: CSN Philly
Twitter: @philliesnation and below
Having a five game winning streak snapped yesterday, the Phillies look to start another as they take on division foe, the Marlins. In what will likely be the Phillies first true test of their team this season, the Phillies potent offense will see where they stand against decent pitching.
Oh, and a guy named Roy Halladay makes his Citizens Bank Park debut.
The moment we have been waiting for since December is finally here. Halladay comes home to Philly with a 2-0 record and a minuscule 0.56 ERA. In his first two starts, he has dominated hitters and notched a complete game against Houston. Although he is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA against the Marlins in his career, there is no reason to think that Halladay won’t dazzle the hometown crowd.
Anibal Sanchez enters the game 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA. In his last start against the Dodgers, he pitched well despite getting tagged for four runs in the fourth inning. For his career, Sanchez has not fared well against the Phils, going 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA.
The Phillies bats struggled against lefty Scott Olsen in yesterday’s game, so seeing the right-handed Sanchez will be a nice break. Shane Victorino and chase Utley both have homers in consecutive games and the offense continues to click despite Raul Ibanez’s struggles.
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