Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Phillies find winning way against Marlins

 

 

Marlins New stadium

New Climate controlled stadium next year for Marlins

 

The game started off really well for the Phillies last night against the Marlins. Jimmy Rollins hit a long fly to lead off the game that looked as if Mike Stanton would be able to make a play on. The ball sailed through Stanton’s glove and over the fence for a homerun to give the Phils an early 1-0 lead. Rollins now has a leadoff home run in 36 games for the Phillies.

 

The Marlins answered the Phillies hot start off to the game though and scored 3 runs throughout the first two innings to take a 3-1 lead. The Phillies came out in the third with a bit more of what they need to start doing more, that is scoring. Joe Blanton lead it off with a single, followed by a Rollins single. Polanco reached first base, and Ryan Howard lined a hit out to right and scored Blanton. With two outs, former Marlins player Ross Gload hit a single to left field and it scored Rollins and Polanco to give the Phils 3 runs in the third inning.

 

solid perfomance again from the phillies bullpen

The Phils bullpen would save this game for the Phils, as Joe Blanton gave the Phils 5 innings while giving up 8 H and 3 R. Vance Worley got the call in the 5th and pitched 3 innings, and Ryan Madson earned the save finishing off the Marlins 6-4. Worley’s ERA is only at 1.20 while Madson is sailing along with and ERA of .064 and earned his 4th save last night.

 

new stadium for the Marlins in 2012

There was an announced crowd of 11,444 last night in Florida to see their Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Somehow this doesn’t seem like a place that is going to be getting a brand new stadium to play in soon. The fan support for the Marlins has been in steady decline since the Marlins enjoyed the success of the late 1990’s, but a brand new baseball stadium is on the way.

 

  The new Marlins stadium will be much nicer than the one the Marlins currently play in, and it will have a retractable roof so there will be a better control of the climate and limit the rainouts to zero down in a tropical area of Miami. The new stadium is said to have great views of downtown Miami, and have about 37,000 seats. I can still remember seeing a couple of the Marlins pitchers over the years with sweat just pouring out of them like a faucet during the games in the hot summer down there, but now that will just be a memory as the new stadium will be air conditioned.

 

halladay vs johnson again tonight in florida

 

Tonight it will be Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson. Halladay will revisit the stadium where he pitched a no-hitter, perfect game, last year. In fact, Halladay faced Josh Johnson on May 29, 2010 when he pitched an 11 SO, no-hitter against the Marlins. The Phils won this one by only a 1-0 score. It was performances like this game that earned Halladay a Cy Young award last year for the Phils, let’s see if history can repeat itself tonight in Florida.

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