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Uggla's Day Off - Phillies/Marlins Game 3

The Marlins are going for the sweep tonight and looking to move just one game behind the first place Phillies in the NL East.

Here are tonight's lineups:

PHI: Rollins-SS, Victorino-CF, Utley-2B, Howard-1B, Burrell-LF, Werth-RF, Feliz-3B, Ruiz-C, Moyer-P.

FLA: Ramirez-SS, Hermida-RF, Cantu-3B, Jacobs-1B, Ross-CF, Gonzalez-LF, Treanor-C, Amezaga-2B, Olsen-P.


Ferris Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he talked to Dan Uggla about a week ago for a scheduled day off against Phillies starter Jamie Moyer. Uggla, who blasted a game-winning grand slam last night, is hitting .095 in his career against Moyer. Uggla is 2 for 21 with 10 strikeouts against Moyer. Gonzalez said Uggla is available to pinch-hit.

Alfredo Amezaga, who hasn't exactly fared much better against Moyer, starts for Uggla. Amezaga is hitting .182 (2 for 11) against Moyer.


   With the three home runs they hit on Wednesday night against the Phillies, the Marlins surpassed the Uggla_2 100 home run mark faster than any other Marlins team in franchise history.

  Florida reached the 100 home run mark in 65 games – a new team record. The previous Marlins record was 100 home runs in 88 games last season.

  Jorge Cantu’s solo home run off Cole Hamels on Wednesday gave the Marlins 100 home runs on the season. Florida now has 101 home runs this season after Uggla’s grand slam to win Wednesday’s game.