Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies meet on Sunday as they close out their series in South Florida. The Marlins are -130 favorites over the Phillies with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Miami Marlins are looking to get back into the post season race as they have dominated the Phillies this series. On Saturday Giancarlo Stanton had two hits including a home run, Jose Reyes had two hits, and Hanley Ramirez had a hit as the Marlins had nine hits and scored three runs on the day. On the mound Mark Buehrle allowed seven hits and two earned runs while striking out seven over seven innings for his seventh win of the season and Heath Bell earned his 16th save of the year. For Sunday’s game Miami starts Ricky Nolasco who has lost his last three decisions. For the year Nolasco has allowed 96 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 54 over 90.1 innings of work for a 4.78 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies playoff hopes are going by the wayside as they lost for the fourth time in a row on Saturday. Hunter Pence had three hits including a home run, Carlos Ruiz had two hits, and Chase Utley had a hit as the Phillies scored two runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out five over seven innings to take his fourth loss of the year. For Sunday’s game Philadelphia looks to avoid the sweep as they start Joe Blanton who has won his last three decisions. For the season Blanton has allowed 109 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 82 for a 4.87 ERA.
Miami is 6-12 in their last 18 home games, 7-17 in their last 24 games overall, and 0-4 in Noasco’s last four home starts, Philadelphia is 0-5 in their last five games against N.L. East teams, 0-4 in their last four game three of a series, and 4-1 in Blanton’s last five road starts.
I like the Phillies to get this done today as underdog’s.
Philadelphia Phillies +110 Miami Marlins