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Game 76: Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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3 game series vs Phillies @ Marlins Park

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Miami Marlins

Friday, Jun 29, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Cliff Lee vs Josh Johnson

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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The Miami Marlins are trying to finish off this horrific month in a strong fashion following a come-from-behind victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. Standing in their way are their division rival Philadelphia Phillies, who are struggling as badly as they are. The Marlins will ask Josh Johnson to put on another strong performance, while the Phillies will turn to Cliff Lee.

Tale of the Tape

Marlins Stat (Rank) Phillies
.303 (25) wOBA .321 (10)
86 (27) wRC+ 99 (T-9)
4.24 (T-23) ERA 4.12 (T-20)
3.85 (13) FIP 3.80 (10)

As you can see, the Marlins and Phillies are in very similar boats, except that somehow the Phillies offense that has been without Ryan Howard or Chase Utley for almost all of the season is somehow carrying their squad. The Marlins haven't been carried by an offensive performance since May, and even in that month, the team did not hit as well as the Phillies have all season.

Stadium: Marlins Park

Stadium: Marlins Park

Area Dimensions (ft)
Left Field 344
Left-Center 386
Center Field 416
Right-Center 392
Right Field 335

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Phillies ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.641 2.85 2.93 3.96 Johnson Lee 3.72 3.01 2.94 .629

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Jose Reyes .350
2 Hanley Ramirez .373
3 Giancarlo Stanton .408
4 Logan Morrison .326
5 Justin Ruggiano .315
6 Omar Infante .331
7 Gaby Sanchez .350
8 John Buck .313

Notes

- The Phillies are finally with one of their injured parts, with Utley back in the lineup. The Good Phight had its official response:

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Bold Prediction: Phillies def. Marlins 3-1