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Another Halladay Ahead

When Roy Halladay faces the Marlins next, they won't be able to profit off the outing should he pitch another perfect game. That's because Halladay will be taking on the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia next Wednesday, and those tickets belong to the Phillies.

Marlins hitters, on the other hand, hope they learned something from Saturday's shutdown job.

  "Definitely we don't want to take the same approach," said Cody Ross. "I'm pretty sure most guys in here are going to be a little more aggressive. You definitely don't want to get two strikes with him and leave it up to the umpire. He can paint inside or away, and I think seeing pitches is a bad approach against this guy because he's strike one right away."

   Dan Uggla agreed. He said he took pitches early in the count that were hittable, then found himself cornered.

    "Usually that's why I've had success against him because I've been aggressive early in the count," Uggla said. 

  HALLADAY STILL A HOT TICKET...As of 3 p. m. Wednesday, the Marlins had sold 6,000 additional tickets to last Saturday's perfect game thrown by the Phillies' Roy Halladay. A paid crowd of 25,086 was announced that night for that game, but the Marlins are continuing to sell tickets to that historic event, the 20th perfect game in major league history.

   ALL-STAR VOTING UPDATE...Dan Uggla has moved into the top five vote-getters among second basemen for the National League All-Star team. But he is a distant fourth to the Phillies' Chase Utley, who owns a commanding lead. Utley has 1.1 million votes, which is more than four times as many as the next-closest player on the list, the Brewers' Rickie Weeks. Uggla has 214,000 votes, and also trails Atlanta's Martin Prado.

    Hanley Ramirez is the only other Marlin receiving much attention. He continues to trail the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins, the shortstop leader. He's close, though. Rollins has 548,000 votes to 526,000 for Ramirez.

   -- Renyel Pinto (DL, hip strain) will make his first rehab appearance on Friday for Single A Jupiter. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Pinto, who went on the DL on May 27, will pitch one inning.

   -- Catcher John Baker (DL, strained flexor muscle in right arm) threw on Wednesday for the first time since going on the DL. Baker is weeks away from returning.

   -- Mike Stanton went 0 for 4 on Wednesday for Double A Jacksonville, one day after pounding two more home runs. Stanton will likely be called up next week when the Marlins are on the road.


Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Dan Uggla, 2b; 6. Cody Ross, rf; 7. Ronny Paulino, c; 8. Cameron Maybin, cf; 9. Chris Volstad, p.

Brewers: 1. Rickie Weeks, 2b; 2. Ryan Braun, lf; 3. Prince Fielder, 1b; 4. Casey McGehee, 3b; 5. Corey Hart, rf; 6. Carlos Gomez, cf; 7. George Kottaras, c; 8. Yovani Gallardo, p. 9. Alcides Escobar, ss.

 Umpires: HP -- Mike Reilly; 1B -- Eric Cooper; 2B -- Bill Miller; 3B -- Chad Fairchild.