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If the Phillies Hadn’t Played the Marlins…

The Phillies have had some success against the Miami Marlins in an otherwise uninspired year. They’ve gone 8-4 against the Fish, 21-24 against all other contenders entering Wednesday.

Many players have also enjoyed their best (or worst) personal success against the Marlins in 2013, who are quite easily regarded as one of the more hapless teams running these days, for a variety of reasons.

If the Marlins didn’t exist, just what would the season lines of some members of the lineup look like? I wonder these things to myself, and will now indulge this voice in my head.

1B Ryan Howard

2B Chase Utley

3B Michael Young

SS Jimmy Rollins

OF Domonic Brown

OF Ben Revere

The Phillies have had a big chunk of their games to date against the Marlins. For some (Howard, Revere sort of), that’s been good news. For others (Utley when he returns, Young and Rollins), the Fish have been a tough nut to crack. Fun with small samples.