The Phillies will look like this when they take the field this afternoon against Anibal Sanchez and the Marlins: Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Pence RF, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Martinez SS.
Missing from that batting order is Chase Utley, who missed the Phils' entire seven-game road trip with a concussion. Utley was expected to return to the lineup today, which would have been nice considering his career line against Sanchez: 5-for-15 (.441), 2 2B, 7 RBI. If it's any consolation, Polanco also kills the Florida right-hander. In 15 at-bats against Sanchez, Polly has seven hits, including a double, a triple and a pair of homers.
Kyle Kendrick is on the mound, making his 14th start of the season. The Phils have lost three of Kendrick's last four starts, but he has typically had success against the Fish. In 15 appearances against Florida, Kendrick boasts a 6-2 record, and he is 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA in his last five starts against the Marlins.