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Phillies-Marlins Game 2 Saturday.....7:05 PM

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Florida Marlins 13-8


Dontrelle Willis



4-0, 1.50 ERA

Career vs. Philly: 3-1, 2.44 ERA

Career at Citizen's Bank Park: 1-0, 2.13 ERA


Philadelphia Phillies 10-13


Vicente Padilla



0-2, 18.00 ERA

Career vs. Florida: 3-4, 3.97 ERA


Series Meetings

April 11th - L vs. Philadelphia, 1-4 (WP: B.Myers; LP: A.Leiter)

April 12th - W vs. Philadelphia, 8-2 (WP: A.Burnett; LP: R.Wolf)

April 13th - W vs. Philadelphia, 4-0 (WP: D.Willis; LP: C.Lidle)

April 29th - W at Philadelphia, 6-4 (WP: A.Burnett; LP: R.Wolf)


Marlins vs. Vicente Padilla

Pierre - .350 (7-20)

Castillo - .238 (5-21)

Cabs - .444 (4-9)

Lowell - .182 (4-22)

Enc - .389 (7-18)

Duke - .154 (2-13)

Donny - .000 (0-3)

Gonzo - .133 (2-15)

Lenny - .000 (0-3)

Easley - .333 (1-3)

TEAM - .243 (34-140)


Phillies vs. Dontrelle Willis

Rollins - .167 (4-25)

Abreu - .300 (6-18)

Burrell - .318 (7-22)

Lieby - .200 (4-20)

Thome - .158 (3-19) 9 K's

Bell - .071 (1-14)

Polanco - .160 (4-25)

Michaels - .200 (4-20)

Perez - .250 (3-12)

Padilla - .000 (0-2)

TEAM - .207 (41-198)


Fish Facts

- 12-8 in grass games

- 10-6 vs. RHP

- .278 Batting Average vs. Righties

- 12-4 with me in attendance last year


Phillies Pfacts

- 10-12 in grass games

- 4-8 in night games

- .238 Batting Average vs. Lefties

- 2-15 with me in attendance


Rally Scenes



Local View

"....that bleepin Todd Jones got the save....what a disgrace." -- Sports radio caller.


Rich Dubee, the Phillies' first-year pitching coach, was spared watching Randy Wolf's latest first-inning misadventure.


Dubee attended his daughter's graduation at the University of Florida last night. Lucky him. For the second straight outing, Wolf was awful in the opening inning. This time, he allowed four hits - including a solo homer by .160-hitting Damon Easley and a two-run homer by Juan Encarnacion.


The homers set the tone for the Florida Marlins' 6-4 win before 28,471 fans at chilled Citizens Bank Park.


Righthander A.J. Burnett, whose fastball frequently hit 98 m.p.h., pitched seven dominating innings and was supported by three homers - all off the struggling Wolf.


Miguel Cabrera had four hits - three doubles and a homer that reached the second deck in left - to pace the Marlins. The homer, hit off Wolf, was estimated at 435 feet.


Wolf now has a 2-12 career record against the Marlins. Those numbers are enough to even depress the Wolf Pack.


So are these numbers: eight runs and eight hits. That's the damage inflicted on Wolf during the first inning of his last two performances. He surrendered five runs - three on Andruw Jones' homer - in the first inning of an 11-1 loss in Atlanta last Saturday.


"I'm not pitching like a major-league pitcher and it's embarrassing," said Wolf, who has a 6.52 ERA.


Trailing by 6-1, the Phils used Chase Utley's seventh-inning homer to get within 6-2. Burnett was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth - and the Phils got close against the Marlins' bullpen.


Jim Thome, who struck out in his first three at-bats and was loudly booed, ripped a bases-loaded, one-out double over the head of centerfielder Juan Pierre to slice the deficit to 6-4 in the eighth. But righthander Todd Jones, a former Phillie, relieved lefthander Matt Perisho and struck out Pat Burrell. After Utley was intentionally walked to load the bases, Jones retired the scuffling David Bell on a fly to shallow center.


The Phils threatened in the ninth. With one out and Mike Lieberthal on first, Jimmy Rollins slashed a grounder down the first-base line that caromed off the railing in right. Rollins hesitated and nearly stopped after rounding first - and it cost him because he was out at second.


Pinch-hitter Placido Polanco walked to put runners at the corners, but Bobby Abreu stuck out swinging at a 93 m.p.h. fastball. With its rotation leading the way, Florida entered the night in first place in the National League East, three games ahead of the last-place Phillies.


And, thanks to Florida's postponement in Colorado on Thursday, the Marlins can use their three best starters in this series: Burnett, Dontrelle Willis and Josh Beckett. The trio has combined for an 11-2 record and a 1.80 ERA in 14 starts.


Can you say intimidating?


The Phils (10-13) assured themselves of a losing April.


"Luckily, we play six months," Wolf said. "We're going to turn it around."

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