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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  1. Bill Baer

    April 11, 2012 05:07 PM

    I won’t be able to post in this thread throughout much of the game unless I can get my old-as-hell iPod to connect to WiFi, so enjoy the game.

    Go Phillies, boo Marlins

  2. jauer

    April 11, 2012 05:21 PM

    Let’s see…Flyers-Pens game 1, or Juan Pierre batting leadoff? Thanks for making my decision easy, Manuel.

  3. EricL

    April 11, 2012 05:23 PM

    Does Charlie not have a stat sheet? Does he not realize how Pierre is much better against LHP and posted a .296! OBP against RHP last season? Does he think putting a guy who gets on base at a .296 clip at the top of the lineup is optimal?

    It’s like he doesn’t want to score runs.

  4. Giving_Chase

    April 11, 2012 05:36 PM

    The first two hitters are some of the worst hitters in the lineup. I guess they deserve the at-bats.

  5. John Murtha

    April 11, 2012 05:38 PM

    Juan had scored close to 1000 runs and swiped 555 bags in his career, granted his numbers are declining, he isn’t exactly the worst option.

    And lets face it, the Flyers are equally painful to watch come playoff time so I don’t even want to hear you trash talk Manual without some Lavi-hate :) ha.

  6. John Murtha

    April 11, 2012 05:40 PM

    @ Bill

    Try rebooting it at all?

  7. Colin

    April 11, 2012 05:46 PM

    I feel like I should get my anger out of the way early.

  8. Colin

    April 11, 2012 06:27 PM

    Nine pitch inning. That’s about as long as we’ve had this season.

  9. John Murtha

    April 11, 2012 06:42 PM

    I don’t care if that was obstruction or not, Infante got ran over and it was such an awkward but funny play.

  10. HBP

    April 11, 2012 06:44 PM

    Awful job by Pence to avoid contact, should be men on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out instead of 1st and 2nd.

  11. Gaël

    April 11, 2012 07:24 PM

    All Freddy Galvis does is hit 2-run doubles.

  12. Colin

    April 11, 2012 07:26 PM

    We definitely should have just bunted earlier in the inning.

  13. Chris P

    April 11, 2012 07:27 PM

    Best inning in months

  14. Dan K.

    April 11, 2012 07:27 PM

    @Gael,

    And laugh at people who think they can get a hit up the middle.

  15. Brad

    April 11, 2012 08:37 PM

    LA has already started talking about his pool.

  16. Jeff T

    April 11, 2012 08:39 PM

    This is more like it . . . .

  17. LTG

    April 11, 2012 10:16 PM

    Is it just me or does John Murtha track the false?

  18. Tom

    April 12, 2012 07:42 AM

    FREDDY, FREDDY, FREDDY!

    That was awesome, loads of credit to the crowd last night.

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