Freddy Garcia makes his third start of the season, and Aaron Rowand tries to extend his hitting streak to 15, when the Phillies host Anibal Sanchez and the Marlins tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
Preview: Garcia (1-1, 4.66 ERA) allowed two runs and four hits over five frames in Sunday's win against Cincinnati ... Rowand's home run in the eighth inning yesterday, his fourth of the season, extended his hitting streak to 14 games ... Chase Utley was hit by a pitch for the eighth time yesterday, which leads the league ... The Phillies bullpen has posted a 1.63 ERA in the last eight games ... For Florida, Sanchez (2-0, 4.15 ERA) picked up the win Saturday against Washington, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings ... First baseman Mike Jacobs is nursing a bruised thumb and is questionable for today's game ... Florida (10-11) has won four of five since a six-game losing streak.
J-Roll setting marks for leadoff power: Jimmy Rollins leads all NL players with eight homers. According to Elias Sports Bureau, his eight homers out of the leadoff spot equal the most in April by a leadoff hitter since Brady Anderson hit 11 in April of 1996. Since then, Alfonso Soriano (2003) and Brian Roberts (2005) also had eight homers in April out of the one-hole.
Forecast: AccuWeather says there's a chance of a thunderstorm until 7 p.m., giving way to cloudy skies.