Game 117: Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Phillies lead the series 2-0

Mon 08/13 WP: Cole Hamels (13 - 6)
LP: Nathan Eovaldi (3 - 8)
0 - 4 loss
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SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Josh Johnson (7 - 9)
0 - 1 loss

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Miami Marlins

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Roy Halladay vs Mark Buehrle

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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Get out the broom breakers, Miami Marlins fans, because the Marlins are looking to bust up a sweep.

The Fish will be attempting to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies, who have shut out the Marlins in two consecutive games. Overall, the Marlins have been shut out in three consecutive games and 27 consecutive innings, team records in both departments. So if the Fish want to break up that sweep, they might have to score some more runs than they have lately.

Unfortunately, facing them is going to be Roy Halladay.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Phillies ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.539 3.63 4.14 3.80 Buehrle Halladay 3.80 3.32 2.89 .636

The Marlins' Mark Buehrle will face off against Halladay in today's rubber matchup. Buehrle had a better start his last time out, allowing four runs in six innings but striking out five and walking just one. That is an encouraging sign for Buehrle, as he had been struggling with walks in the four starts prior to that one. He looks to continue pitching a good game for the Fish today against the Phillies.

Halladay has not had a typical year, and that includes him being injured for a month. Of course, the whole season has not been typical for the Philadelphia Phillies, so that is not surprising. Halladay's ERA right now is the highest it has been since 2007, and his FIP is a little higher than usual, though it also matches his career mark. The Marlins are hoping to take advantage of his general down season today, but their offense has struggled to do anything to the worst of starting pitchers.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .314
2 Justin Ruggiano .327
3 Jose Reyes .350
4 Carlos Lee .325
5 Giancarlo Stanton .377
6 Greg Dobbs .290
7 Donovan Solano .281
8 John Buck .279

This is the same lineup the Fish ran out yesterday, with exception of Buck behind the plate versus Rob Brantly, who got his first start of his major league career last night. Hopefully Buck can do something more than Brantly did yesterday, as Brantly went 0-for-3 last night.

Bold Prediction: Phillies def. Marlins 2-0

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