Records: Phillies 48-38, 1st Place in NL East (4 games ahead of the Marlins); Marlins 46-44, 2nd Place in NL East (4 games behind the Phillies)
Last Trade Between the Marlins and the Phillies: On July 21, 1997, the Phillies traded Darren Daulton to the Marlins for outfielder Billy McMillon.
Pedro-Mania Begins: No word yet as to when or where Pedro Martinez will make his first minor league start for the Phillies.
Where Are We?: When the Phils visited Miami in April, the Marlins' home ballpark was called Dolphin Stadium. According to the Marlins' website, since then the Miami Dolphins' owner "and celebrated singer songwriter Jimmy Buffett announced that Dolphin Stadium would be renamed Land Shark Stadium, bringing together Buffett's Margaritaville and Land Shark themes to enhance the gameday experience at the venue."
Marlins Probables: Chris Volstad, Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, Andrew Miller