Extra innings baseball has become the norm for the Marlins over the past week and a half, but the Marlins will look to win their second consecutive contest over the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of the series on Wednesday night. Tom Koehler will be on the mound for the Marlins.
Tom Koehler has had difficulty pitching late in games of late, and will look to follow a solid outing by Henderson Alvarez. Last week against the Phillies, Koehler went six innings and gave up two runs while striking out six and not issuing a walk.
Cole Hamels went seven innings against the Marlins and gave up three runs while striking out seven.
Both will look to pitch deep into the game after an 11 inning game Tuesday night taxed both bullpens.
|Ben Revere - CF
|C. Yelich - LF
|Jimmy Rollins - SS
|Ed Lucas - SS
|Chase Utley - 2B
|G. Stanton - RF
|Marlon Byrd - RF
|Casey McGehee - 3B
|Ryan Howard - 1B
|Marcell Ozuna - CF
|John Mayberry - LF
|J. Saltalamacchia - C
|Cody Asche - 3B
|Jeff Baker - 1B
|Koyie Hill - C
|Donovan Solano - 2B
|Cole Hamels - LHP
|Tom Koehler - RHP
Miami will revert to a form of their lefty lineup in game two against Hamel. Ed Lucas will get the start at shortstop and hit in the two hole, with Jeff Baker starting at first base in place of Garrett Jones.
Defensively, Donovan Solano will slide over to second base.
John Mayberry gets the start in left field for the Phillies, with Koyie Hill starting behind the plate.
-Can the Marlins hold a lead? An eighth inning meltdown by Kevin Gregg destroyed a two run lead for Miami on Tuesday.
-Will the Marlins score early? Hamels is known to get more efficient as he pitches into the later innings, and the Marlins will be getting a look for the second time in a week.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Phillies 4-1