Phillies Series Preview: vs Miami Marlins

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Jul 11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) of the Miami Marlins holds the trophy after winning the All Star Game home run derby at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) of the Miami Marlins holds the trophy after winning the All Star Game home run derby at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 5, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Franco (7) connects on a home run during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves, 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 5, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Franco (7) connects on a home run during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves, 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

KEYS TO PHILLIES VICTORY OVER MARLINS

TIME FOR STARS TO BE STARS: If the Phillies want to prove that they can seriously compete with real playoff contenders such as the Marlins, then their big players need to come up big more consistently. Here I am specifically talking about Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera, and Tommy Joseph. If those three are banging the ball around the yard, the Phillies are going to win against most any opponent.

NOLA SHOWING HE IS BACK: Possibly the most important performance of this entire series will be that of Nola in the opener against Fernandez. He needs to hold the Fish down and keep the Phillies in the game. If he can pick up where he left off at his most recent start, where he retired the final ten batters he faced, then

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