Phillies turn to Vince Velasquez against Marlins
Following a disastrous outing last night in Cincinnati that concluded a lackluster five-game road stint, the Phillies return home on Tuesday night to open a three-game set with Miami. The Phillies enter Tuesday four games below .500 and five games behind the division-leading Mets. 
Left-hander Bailey Falter pitched solid in relief on Monday, tossing four scoreless innings while collecting six strikeouts, but the Reds had their way over the final three innings en route to a 12-4 win. 
The Phillies blew a save for the 21st time this season, their sixth time in the last seven contests. 
Tuesday's Starters 
Vince Velasquez is tasked with taking the bump in the series opener. He surrendered four runs over 4 1/3 innings in his previous outing. He has a 1.50 WHIP over his last three starts to go along with a 4.74 ERA on the season. The Marlins counter with lefty Trevor Rogers who has been outstanding this season, posting a 2.08 ERA over 15 starts. 
Jean Segura will be activated from the Injured List prior to Tuesday's game, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Segura had been sidelined mid-June with a Grade 1 groin strain. He is batting .332/.379/.465. To make room on the 26-man roster, the club optioned Spencer Howard to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
About the Marlins 
The Fish made a trade on Tuesday afternoon, sending reliever Adam Cimber and injured outfielder Corey Dickerson along with cash considerations to Toronto for infielder Joe Panik and Minor League pitcher Andrew McInvale. The Marlins are 11 games below .500, dropped six of their last eight contests, and sit in the cellar in the NL East 8 1/2 games off the pace.

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