Found May 20, 2013 on We Should Be GM's:
Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) @ Miami Marlins (12-32)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - C'mon Hamels vs. Alex SanabiaTuesday - Tyler Cloyd vs. Jose FernandezWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Kevin Slowey *All games 7:10 start timeFishies Offense: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.Fishies Pitching:ERA - 4.08 (18th)WHIP - 1.35 (22nd)The pitching is why the Marlins wi...

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