Hoskins and the Phillies host division foe Miami
Philadelphia; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: 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)
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: 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.
TOP PERFORMERS: 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).