PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After losing two out of three to the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the Phillies welcome the Miami Marlins to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series.
Michael Young will rejoin the team, as the Phillies activated him from the bereavement list today. To make room on the 25-man roster, Michael Martinez was optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies and Marlins have seen an awful lot of each other here in 2013. Monday’s series opener will be the 11th match-up between the two division foes, the Phillies have won six of the first ten.
Kyle Kendrick will get the start in the series opener for the Phillies and that should be good news going by Kendrick’s track record against the Fish. The right-hander is 11-2 in his career against the Marlins in 20 appearances (3.62 ERA). The 11 wins are Kendrick’s most against any MLB team.
Miami will counter on the mound with 26-year-old right-hander Tom Koehler. He is still looking for his first Major League win. In 2013, he is 0-3, but with a solid 3.22 ERA. He has made two career relief appearances against the Phillies. In the one this season, a 7-2 Phillies win on May 2nd, the Phillies got to Koehler for three runs in two innings of work.
The Phillies will hope that Domonic Brown can continue his red-hot hitting. The left-fielder, who hit 12 home runs in May, hit his first in June on Sunday as part of a 3-3, 4 RBI day. Brown now leads the National League with 16 home runs, and he has his average up to .282. Brown won the National League player of the week award for the second consecutive week, as well as National League player of the month.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with CSNPhilly’s John Finger about the match-up with the Marlins.
Here is tonight’s lineup:
1. Ben Revere CF
2. Cesar Hernandez 2B
3. Jimmy Rollins SS
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Dom Brown LF
6. Delmon Young RF
7. Erik Kratz C
8. Freddy Galvis 3B
9. Kyle Kendrick P