The Phillies matched a season-high on Tuesday with their third straight win of the season, and despite losing Cliff Lee to the 15-day DL shortly after the game, they'll look to build some momentum Wednesday in Miami.
Here are five bullet points for the middle game of the series at 7:05 p.m. on CSN:
Rollins on fire
Jimmy Rollins' go-ahead, two-run homer Tuesday night was his sixth of the season, matching his total from 2013.
It took Rollins 421 fewer plate appearances this season to reach HR No. 6 than it did last season. He's hitting .268/.366/.450 with six homers, 20 RBIs, five doubles, two triples and six steals.
Rollins' .816 OPS ranks third among all major-league shortstops, behind only Troy Tulowitzki and Alexei Ramirez.
Since moving into the leadoff spot, Rollins has reached base in eight of 18 plate appearances.
Can Kendrick win?
Kyle Kendrick hasn't won a game since Aug. 6, 2013, 15 starts ago. Over that span he's 0-9 with a 4.83 ERA.
But those ugly numbers do not tell the whole story. Kendrick has pitched well this year, making five quality starts in eight tries.
Kendrick has finished seven innings in half of his starts this year and only twice has he allowed more than three runs in a game.
His last time out against the Reds, Kendrick allowed a first-inning, three-run homer to Devin Mesoraco and then retired 19 of the next 21 batters he faced.
These Marlins haven't done much against Kendrick, and that surprisingly includes Giancarlo Stanton, who is just 3 for 21 against him with eight strikeouts.
In his only career start at spacious Marlins Park, Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings.
Eovaldi is evolving
Marlins 24-year-old fireballer Nate Eovaldi has emerged this season. In nine starts, he is 2-2 with a 3.62 ERA, but before being lit up in San Francisco last Thursday his ERA was 2.86.
Eovaldi has 50 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 54 2/3 innings. He's also induced groundballs at a 53 percent rate. Those peripherals forecast a very productive season from Eovaldi and are very similar to the ones put up by A.J. Burnett in 2012 and 2013.
Eovaldi throws a fastball that averages 94 to 98 mph and a slider in the high-80s. On rare occasions he'll throw a curveball and changeup.
Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz have each hit three doubles against Eovaldi, who was dealt from the Dodgers to the Marlins in 2012 for Hanley Ramirez.
Diekman's found it
Jake Diekman pitched two crucial scoreless innings after Burnett was forced out of Tuesday's game early for a pinch-hitter.
Diekman has not allowed a run in May. His line for the month: 10 2/3 innings, four hits, no runs, four walks, 14 strikeouts.
The Phillies' bullpen has been seeking stability all season and it appears the club has found it with Diekman, who can be used in a multitude of ways. Diekman has 34 strikeouts and just nine walks in 23 innings this season.
This and that
• The Phillies are now 10-7 in one-run games.
• At 12-10, the Phils have the best road record of any NL East team.
• The Phillies will need innings out of Kendrick tonight. Jonathan Papelbon and Diekman each threw 27 pitches and Mike Adams threw 25. You'd figure that at least one and maybe two of them would be unavailable for the middle game of the series.