Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) @ Miami Marlins (12-32)
Monday - C'mon Hamels vs. Alex Sanabia
Tuesday - Tyler Cloyd vs. Jose Fernandez
Wednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Kevin Slowey
*All games 7:10 start time
R - 117 (dead last by 25 runs)
AVG - .220 (dead last by .010)
OPS - .599 (dead last by .065)
The Marlins offense is potentially one of the worst in the history of the game. They truly are playing with a minor league-esque lineup. Rookie Marcel Ozuna/OF is the only real threat in the lineup (.299/.801). Other than that, Justin Ruggiano/OF might run into a homerun now and then (7 HR), but his .206 batting average is bad. Former Phillies Placido Polanco/3B, Greg Dobbs/1B, and Juan Pierre/OF all receive regular playing time with an OPS in the .552-.569 range. If Cole Hamels doesn't shutdown this offense, then he should be kicked squarely in his nether regions.
ERA - 4.08 (18th)
WHIP - 1.35 (22nd)
The pitching is why the Marlins will be competitive against the Phillies this series. While the Phils offense isn't as bad as the Marlins, it is still ranked 27th. Meaning the Phils offense is easily shutdown as well. Expect low scoring (aka- boring) games.
If the Phils swept the series, they would leave Miami with a winning record. Unfortunately, don't expect that to happen. Phils take 2 outta 3 and remain a losing ball club.