Series preview: vs. Marlins
When (TV): 7:35 p.m. Friday (SPSO); 7:10 p.m. Saturday (SPSO); 1:35 p.m. Sunday (FSSO).
Radio: 680 AM, 100.5 FM
Probable starting pitchers:
Friday: RH Tommy Hanson (8-9, 3.53) vs. RH Chris Volstad (7-9, 4.82)
Saturday: RH Tim Hudson (14-5, 2.28 ERA) vs. RH Ricky Nolasco (14-8, 4.22)
Sunday: RH Derek Lowe (11-12, 4.33) vs. RH Josh Johnson (11-5, 2.36)
• Hanson is winless despite a 1.89 ERA in five August starts. He allowed five runs (four earned) in five innings Saturday vs. the Cubs to break up the run of five starts with one or no earned runs. He is 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in four career starts against the Marlins.
• The Marlins have won four of Volstad’s past six starts including July 25, in a 5-4 win in extra innings against the Braves. Volstad gave up three runs in six innings, including an Eric Hinske homer. He’s pitched six innings once in five starts since, Saturday in a win over Houston.