Phillies Preview: Marlins (28-31) at Phillies (31-26)


Kevin McAlpin covers the Phillies for 97.5 The Fanatic, he will be previewing Phillies home games at Crossing Broad.  You can follow him on Twitter (@kevinmcalpin).

The much anticipated Perfect Game rematch had to wait another day, as Mother Nature didn't cooperate last night. 13 days ago, Roy Halladay become just the 20th pitcher in Major League history to record a perfect game.  Tonight, he matches up with Josh Johnson once again as the Phillies and Marlins wrap-up their rain-shortened series.  Tuesday night, the Phillies offense came to life and put up 10 runs (the most since they scored 12 vs. Pittsburgh on May 17).  Raul Ibanez had a season-high four hits, and Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino both went deep as the Phillies sent the Marlins to their fourth straight defeat.

In his last start Friday, Halladay gave up two runs over seven innings against the Padres.  Meanwhile, Johnson has surrendered two earned runs over his last 34 innings of work.  The Phillies managed 13 hits on Tuesday night, however, they'll have their work cut out for them against Johnson.

The good news:  Ryan Howard is 8-26 (.308) with 2 HR vs Josh Johnson.

The bad news:  In his last five starts, Josh Johnson has a 3-1 record with an 0.53 ERA.

Injury Updates:  Jimmy Rollins will workout with the team today.  Tomorrow, he'll fly to Clearwater and begin a rehab assignment on Monday.  J.A. Happ will make his next rehab start on Sunday with Double-A Reading.

Forecast:  Partly Cloudy with temps around 80 degrees.

Starting Line-Ups: (will be posted once available)

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  1. I hope the Phillies don’t let any hippies in their locker room. Look what happened to the Flyers

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