NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Back Home, Phillies Look to Reel In Marlins

By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a very successful 5-2 road trip through St. Louis and New York, the Phillies now begin a seven-game homestand tonight with the first of three against the Miami Marlins.

The Phillies are 27-25 on the season and while they remain last in National League East, they are now just three games behind the first-place Washington Nationals.

Miami is red-hot.  They come to town 29-22, they are a half game out of first in NL East.  Miami is on a three-game winning streak and they went 21-8 in May.

On the mound for the Phillies will be righthander Kyle Kendrick.  Kendrick is just 1-4 this season, but coming off a dominant, complete-game shutout of the Cardinals.  And in his career against the Marlins, Kendrick is 7-2.

Miami will give the ball to LHP Mark Buehrle.  He is 5-4 with a 3.26 ERA.  The Phillies beat him back on April 12th, 3-1 at Citizens Bank Park.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Jack Scheuer, who has covered the Phillies for years for the Associated Press, to get his insight into the match-up and the Phils.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

 

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Comments

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Philly

Getaway Do’s And Don’ts For Hurricane Season
Five Small Midwestern Towns To Visit Now

Watch & Listen LIVE