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Willis looks to continue April dominance as Marlins face Phillies

Apr 7, 2007 - 4:33 PM Philadelphia (1-3) at Florida (2-2), 7:05 pm EDT

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Dontrelle Willis has made a habit of starting his seasons with a bang.

Willis aims for his second win in as many starts this season when the Florida Marlins host the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Willis (1-0, 1.50 ERA) owns an 11-1 career record in the month of April with a 2.27 ERA. The lefthander added another chapter to that impressive mark Monday in Florida's 9-2 victory over Washington, allowing two runs - one earned - in six innings.

Willis is 6-5 with a 3.62 career ERA against the Phillies.

Philadelphia counters with Brett Myers (0-0, 3.52), who also is coming off an outstanding start to the season.

Despite not recording the win, Myers struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to Atlanta. The righthander is 5-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 17 career starts against the Marlins.

The Phillies posted an 8-2 victory in Friday's series opener behind homers from Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell. Reigning National League MVP Ryan Howard still has not had an extra-base hit this season.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 0
    FLORIDA 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 x 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - BRETT MYERS, JOSEPH BISENIUS (5TH), RYAN MADSON (6TH), CLAY
    CONDREY (8TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS, RENYEL PINTO (7TH), HENRY OWENS
    (8TH), JORG

    Apr 7 10:03 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    BALK BY JORGE JULIO ALLOWED JIMMY ROLLINS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C UTLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.167, 0-FOR-4)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 10:01 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED GREG DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON SECOND, J ROLLINS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    FLORIDA 8 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.167, 0-FOR-4)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 9:59 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON WOOD SCORED ALEJANDRO DE AZA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J WOOD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    FLORIDA 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: H RAMIREZ (.348, 1-FOR-4)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 9:45 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEJANDRO DE AZA SCORED JOE BORCHARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A DE AZA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    FLORIDA 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M TREANOR (.250, 0-FOR-3)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 9:40 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
    FLORIDA 0 1 3 0 2 0 6 8 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - RYAN MADSON
    FLA - RENYEL PINTO

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: M CABRERA (.563, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    M JACOBS (.450, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    J WILLINGHAM (.350, 3-FOR-3, HR,

    Apr 7 9:18 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSH WILLINGHAM SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA AND MIKE
    JACOBS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J WILLINGHAM ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    FLORIDA 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J BORCHARD (.091, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 8:42 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 3 0 3 4 0
    FLORIDA 0 1 3 0 4 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - BRETT MYERS
    FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: B MYERS (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    J ROLLINS (.333, 1-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)
    S VICTORINO (.333, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 7 8:24 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JOSH WILLINGHAM SCORED MIKE JACOBS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WILLINGHAM ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    FLORIDA 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J BORCHARD (.100, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 7:59 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE JACOBS SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M JACOBS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    FLORIDA 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.278, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 7:56 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN BY JIMMY ROLLINS (3) TO
    DEEP CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN THE 3RD OFF DONTRELLE WILLIS SCORED CARLOS
    RUIZ AND BRETT MYERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3, FLORIDA 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.286, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 7:37 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH WILLINGHAM (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF BRETT MYERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0, FLORIDA 1
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J BORCHARD (.111, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 7 7:26 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH WILLINGHAM (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF BRETT MYERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 0, FLORIDA 1
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J BORCHARD (.111, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Phillies vs. MarlinsApr 7 7:26 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 0
    FLORIDA 0 0 1 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - BRETT MYERS
    FLA - DONTRELLE WILLIS

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: J WILLINGHAM (.235, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
    J BORCHARD (.111, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    A DE AZA (.313, 0 HR,

    Apr 7 7:23 PM