After a day off, the Phillies will try to lengthen their lead in the National League East with the first of three games against the Marlins in Miami. It’s a crucial series for both teams â€” the Marlins want to remain close to the Phils in the East; the Phils would love nothing more than to have a gigantic lead in the division.
Brett Myers will try to build off his specatcular performance against the Reds last week. For those who remember, Myers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Wednesday night before losing it, and the game. Luckily Ricky Nolasco isn’t Edinson Volquez, but Nolasco did beat the Phillies this year (6.1 IP, 2 ER).
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez has been hot for the Fish. He has 15 hits and five home runs in his last 11 games.
Phillies: Brett Myers (3-7) 5.13 ERA
Marlins: Ricky Nolasco (5-4) 5.05 ERA
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EST
Weather: 79, scattered storms
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Dobbs, Coste, Myers
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