National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, September 30th
(All times Eastern)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-79) at Miami Marlins (67-91), 1:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Cole Hamels (16-6, 3.11)
Miami - Nathan Eovaldi (4-12, 4.29)
(Sports Network) - Already with a career-high in victories this season, Cole
Hamels tries to end his 2012 campaign on a high note Sunday when the
Philadelphia Phillies conclude a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.
Hamels is 5-0 over his last nine starts and hasn't lost since Aug. 2 at
Washington. The left-hander tossed a seven-hit shutout at Miami on Aug. 13,
but he's 7-10 in 23 career games against the Marlins.
Nathan Eovaldi has fallen on hard times down the stretch for the Marlins,
going 0-4 over his last six starts. He's without a win since Aug. 18 at
Colorado. Eovaldi is 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in three lifetime starts against the
Last night, Carlos Ruiz had two hits and two RBI and Chase Utley knocked in
three and scored twice to lead the Phillies to a 9-5 win. Pete Orr had a pair
of RBI and Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored three times for the
Phillies, who snapped a three-game skid.
Roy Halladay (11-8) gave up four runs on six hits and struck out seven over
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and Rob Brantly
drove in a run for the Marlins, who have dropped eight of nine and 10 of their
Ricky Nolasco (12-13) allowed five runs on nine hits and struck out four over
five innings to absorb the loss.
"They just flat out had grind-it-out at-bats," Nolasco said of the Phillies.
"They did a great job at the plate."
The Marlins took a 3-0 lead in the first. Stanton's two-run single scored
Bryan Petersen and Donovan Solano, and Jose Reyes came around on Brantly's
base hit to right field.
"The first inning was obviously sloppy," Halladay said. "After that it got
better. We scored runs and got a win out of it."
The Phillies finally went ahead with a three-run fifth and held on.
Philadelphia, which leads the season series, 9-8, will be without first
baseman Ryan Howard for the final four games due to a broken toe.
09/30 10:31:00 ET