Preview: Marlins look to slow down Rhys Hoskins as series in Philly begins
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (7-17, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (13-11, second in the NL East)
Marlins: Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.35 ERA, .87 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)
Phillies: Aaron Nola (2-0, 6.84 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 28 strikeouts)
Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
NL East rivals Philadelphia and Miami will meet at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies are 10-7 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .329 is third in the National League. Rhys Hoskins leads the lineup with an OBP of .402.
The Marlins are 4-8 against NL East Division teams. The Miami pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 4.52, Jose Urena leads the staff with a mark of 5.74. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Hoskins leads the Phillies with 20 RBIs and is batting .273. Scott Kingery is 12-for-28 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES
Phillies: 4-6, .248 batting average, 3.97 ERA, outscored by one run
Marlins: 4-6, .216 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 10-day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (arm), Victor Arano: 10-day IL (elbow), Odubel Herrera: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jean Segura: 10-day IL (hamstring), Scott Kingery: 10-day IL (hamstring).