Miami Marlins (71-90) at Philadelphia Phillies (62-99)
PHI: David Buchanan, RHP (2-9, 7.54)
MIA: Adam Conley, LHP (4-1, 3.84)
A Note for Today:
After the Phillies clinched the last place in the league for the first pick of the draft next year, the Phillies will look to avoid 100 loses in their last chance.
In a season that has been full of ups and downs, the Phillies will close the last game of the season with a grim reminder of the 2015 season in the record that sticks in the history books.
David Buchanan will get the start to show the Phillies one last chance what he’s got, and whether he has any kind of outlook for the following year.
The lineup looks a bit obscured with Darin Ruf in the outfield and Erik Kratz at first base, as if there is no attempt to avoid the 100 losses that looms over this season. Perhaps next year will have a new face (or faces) for the Phillies, a younger, eager team that is chomping at the bits to show the Majors what they can do. But for now, we can revel in the history that sits before us, and the season that sits behind us, as the Phillies take the field for the final game of the season.
First pitch at 3:05.
Galvis SS, Altherr LF, Franco 3B, Ruf LF, Francouer RF, Blanco 2B, Kratz 1B, Rupp C, Buchanan RHP