Now on the brink of elimination, the Phillies try to keep their postseason hopes alive when they open a three-game series tonight against the loathsome Marlins. A Phillies loss, coupled with a Dodgers win, means the Phils are fried.
Jamie Moyer (4-2, 4.27 ERA) is looking to win his third consecutive outing and pitched beautifully the last time he faced the Fish. The veteran left-hander allowed just one run and five hits in eight innings of a 3-2 victory on Sept. 8. Brian Moehler (7-10, 6.22), who lasted just 3 1-3 innings in Saturday’s game against the Phils, goes for the Marlins.
Florida pitcher Scott Olsen, who was tossed from his last start against the Phils for throwing at batters, made headlines this morning. Olsen told the Inquirer he wants to “Ruin the Phillies season.” Olsen goes tomorrow against Randy Wolf.