Friday, May 1, 2015

Phillies Series Preview | May 1-3 vs. Miami Marlins

Phillies head to Miami for series with Marlins.

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
May 1 2015, 3:00 PM EST.
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (8-15, fifth place/NL East) vs. MIAMI MARLINS (10-12, third place/NL East)

Friday: RHP Jerome Williams (2-1, 3.80) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (2-2, 4.50), 7:10 p.m. ET.

Saturday: LHP Cole Hamels (1-2, 3.19) vs. RHP Dan Haran (2-1, 3.38), 4:10 p.m. ET.

Sunday: RHP Severino Gonzalez (0-1, 23.62) vs. RHP Jarred Cosart (1-1, 2.49), 1:10 p.m. ET.

Marlins Notes
- This series will be the second meeting of the season between the National League East rivals, both of whom are battling to get to .500. The Marlins took two of three games in Philadelphia on April 21-23.

- The Fish lead the series in Miami, 19-17, since 2011, and have an all-time home record of 93-86, yet trail the overall series, 163-199.

- Michael Morse owns the second-highest average against the Phillies among active players at .353 (54-for-153).

- Miami’s offense has scored six runs in a game nine times this season, going 8-1 in such games. The nine games with 6+ runs are the second-most in the National League, behind the Dodgers 11.

- Miami’s pitching staff has been difficult to handle for Phillies hitters, as the Fish have held Philadelphia to 10-or-fewer hits in 12 consecutive games.

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