Marlins Vs. Phillies Game Preview: Series Begins Monday

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.

For more coverage of the Marlins, stay tuned to Fish Stripes, while The Good Phight has all the latest news and analysis on the Phillies.

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