The Team: Miami Marlins
The Miami Marlins are a team in flux right now. The baseball industry is having a hard time deciphering whether or not the Marlins will end up selling off assets or holding onto them before the July 31st deadline.
They are 3-4 in their last seven following a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers this weekend. The sweep dropped them to a 41-49 record, which leads them to this three game series with the Phillies.
This season, the two teams have met five times. The Phillies took the first two with the Marlins sweeping the second set at the end of the Phils dreadful month of May.
Miami currently has three hitters with at least 20 homers, and those same three have an OPS over .900 to this point. Both Gordon and Marcell Ozuna have more than 100 hits in 350 at bats, but the focus will not be on either one this week.
On the pitching end, Tom Koehler, Dan Straily, and Adam Conley will get the starts against the Phils. Only Straily has faced the Phillies this season, and the other two are looking to make a lasting impression on the Phils and get their team on the right track.