Preview: Marlins searching for a series split in finale against Phillies
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (8-19, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (15-12, first in the NL East)
Marlins: Pablo Lopez (2-3, 4.44 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
Phillies: Zach Eflin (2-3, 4.15 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
Philadelphia will host Miami in a matchup of division rivals.
The Phillies are 12-8 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .328 is fifth in the MLB. Rhys Hoskins leads the team with an OBP of .408.
The Marlins have gone 5-10 against division opponents. The Miami pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.67. Caleb Smith leads the team with a 2.17 earned run average. The Phillies won the last meeting 12-9. Jake Arrieta earned his fourth victory and Hoskins went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Trevor Richards took his fourth loss for Miami.
Hoskins leads the Phillies with 14 extra base hits and is slugging .592. Bryce Harper is 9-for-37 with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES
Phillies: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.12 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Marlins: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 10-day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (arm), Victor Arano: 10-day IL (elbow), Roman Quinn: 10-day IL (groin), Odubel Herrera: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jean Segura: day-to-day (head), Scott Kingery: 10-day IL (hamstring).