Friday, September 2, 2011

Phillies at Marlins: September 2nd through September 4th

Sun Life Stadium - Miami, FL
Friday and Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:10

Phillies 87-46, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 7 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Marlins 60-76, 5th Place in the N.L. East, 28 1/2 games behind the Phillies

So Far in 2011:  These two teams played just once in Philly last weekend as a result of Hurricane Irene.  The Phils are 9-4 in these teams' 13 meetings.

Meet the Marlins: Manager - Jack McKeon
Starters - John Buck (c), Gaby Sanchez (1b), Omar Infante (2b), Greg Dobbs (3b), Emilio Bonifacio (ss), Logan Morrison (lf), Mike Cameron (cf), Mike Stanton (rf)
Rotation - Anibal Sanchez (rhp), Ricky Nolasco (rhp), Javier Vazquez (rhp), Chris Volstad (rhp), Clay Hensley (rhp)
Bench - Brett Hayes (c), Alfredo Amezaga (inf), Jose Lopez (inf), Bryan Petersen (of)
Closer - Leo Nunez (rhp)
Bullpen - Burke Badenhop (rhp), Jose Ceda (rhp), Steve Cishek (rhp), Michael Dunn (lhp), Chris Hatcher (rhp), Edward Mujica (rhp), Sandy Rosario (rhp), Ryan Webb (rhp)
Disabled List - Randy Choate (lhp), Josh Johnson (rhp), Brian Sanches (rhp), John Baker (c), Donnie Murphy (inf), Hanley Ramirez (ss), Scott Cousins (of)

Brad Hand is listed on ESPN's website as tonight's starter for the Marlins, although he's not currently on the active roster.

At the Ballpark:  There will be a post-game Wyclef Jean concert on Saturday night and the first 10,000 fans attending the game will receive a poster of the New Marlins Ballpark.  (There might be a few posters left over.)  On Sunday afternoon, the first 2,000 kids will receive an Emilio Bonifacio t-shirt.

Phillies Probables: Roy Oswalt (6-8, 3.77), Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.58), Roy Halladay (16-5, 2.47)
Marlins Probables: Brad Hand (1-4, 4.08), Anibal Sanchez (7-7, 3.97), Ricky Nolasco (9-10, 4.34)

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