The Marlins look strong so far this season
The Phillies opening home stand will end after the game today and Cole Hamels will be starting his second home start of the early season. Just the night before, Jamie Moyer got tagged for 5 early runs in the first inning, and that would be enough for the Marlins to win the game as the offense couldn’t respond.
The Marlins team looks like it did a couple seasons ago, and if they can keep their groove going, they may contend late in the season as they have a lot to be hopeful for. The Marlins are now 7-5 on the season and in second place, the Phillies are just now above them at 8-3.
Jorge Cantu has been a big reason the Marlins are doing as well as they are so far, Cantu has 16 RBI through the first 12 games for the fish. The Marlins also signed Josh Johnson in the offseason to a multi-year deal. The Phillies will face the Marlins in six series this year, this is the first. Last year the teams split the season series 9-9 and the Marlins somehow owned the Phillies at Philadelphia beating the Fightins 7 games to 2 at Citizens Bank Park.
Hamels looks to improve upon his 2-0 record this afternoon at 1:30 PM vs. Nate Robertson of the Marlins.