MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies makes the force out before the slide of Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Miami Marlins during a game at Marlins Park on June 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-2. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Miami goes into Philadelphia in a series with absolutely nothing on the line, a bitter disappointment for two teams that came into 2012 with high expectations.
If you closed your eyes on Opening Day, you could imagine a September series between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies with a playoff berth or even the NL East championship on the line.
Instead, the three-game series that kicks off on Monday in Philadelphia will be a match-up between two of the most disappointing teams in MLB, both playing out the string in the final month of a lost season.
Miami will send Wade LeBlanc to the mound, a spot starter whose having the best season of his young career in 2012, with a 2-3 record and a 2.72 ERA in 53 innings.
Philadelphia will counter with Kyle Kendrick, one of their rare contributors under the age of 30. The 28-year old righthander has a 8-10 record with a 3.96 ERA this season.
The 7:05 PM game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Florida.
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