Marlins/Phillies Game Thread 4/11/12

The Phillies host the Florida Marlins in game two of this three-game set. They dropped the first game 6-2 in disappointing fashion, although Freddy Galvis finally picked up his first Major League hit and RBIs. In what should become a classical match-up, Josh Johnson (3.32 xFIP in 2011) will oppose Roy Halladay (2.71). As you may recall, Johnson was the Marlins’ starter on the day Halladay tossed his perfect game in 2010. Two weeks later, the two met again in another great game, Johnson emerging the victor that time. The two have matched up on two other occasions as well: June 18, 2006 and May 10, 2011. Halladay will aim to get the Phillies back to their winning ways tonight.

Lineups

Marlins

Phillies

At FanGraphs, Bill Petti (of TV!experimented with some data and threw together these tables for tonight’s game. They show each team’s lineup and their performance against the various pitches tonight’s starters throw.Click on each image to view a larger version. Click here for a primer on pitch type linear weights if you are not familiar, and read Petti’s article for an explanation.

Use this thread to discuss tonight’s game.

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