Cole Hamels looks to break his career-worst five-start winless streak against the Marlins this afternoon. After taking hard-luck no-decisions in the first three of those outings--Hamels pitched seven innings twice, eight once (against the Marlins on July 20), and allowed two runs in each--he's gotten knocked around in his last two, combining for just 9 2/3 innings while allowing 14 runs (8 earned). The Phillies insist that he's healthy, even as Hamels approaches his career high in innings pitched.
Amazingly, the Phils have scored two runs or fewer in nine of the 23 starts Hamels has made this season. They'll hope to avoid hitting double digits against Florida rookie Chris Volstad, who makes his fifth major-league start and first against the Phillies. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.25 ERA in his short big-league career.
Marlins lineup: Ramirez, Hermida, Cantu, Willingham, Uggla, Helms, Ross, Treanor, Volstad.
Phils lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Bruntlett, Ruiz, Hamels.