Miami Marlins (40-51) are fifth in the NL East. Philadelphia Phillies (45-55) is second in the NL East.
Philadelphia, Saturday 6:05 PM EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES Marlins: Zach Thompson (2-2), 2.63 ERA..96 WHIP. 31 strikeouts. Phillies: Vince Velasquez (3-5, 5.35 ERA. 1.41 WHIP. 77 strikeouts).
LINE: Phillies -116; Marlins 101; over/under 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE – Philadelphia and Miami will meet on Saturday.
In 2020, the Phillies are 25-17 at home. This season, Philadelphia has slugged at.397. Bryce Harper is the leader of the team with a mark.518.
The Marlins are now 18-30 away from their home. This season, Miami has slugged at.373. Adam Duvall is the leader of the team with a mark.482.
The Marlins won 7-0 the previous meeting. Jordan Holloway won his second win. Starling Marte was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run for Miami. Zach Eflin suffered his seventh loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rhys Hoskins is the leader of the Phillies’ with 55 RBIs, and is batting at.232.
Jesus Aguilar is the Marlins’ top hitter with 31 extra base hits, and he bats.270.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 6-4..256 batting average, 5.79 ERA. Outscored opponents by 8 runs
Marlins: 5-5 with a.251 batting avg., 3.95 ERA
INJURIES: Phillies – JoJo Romero (elbow), Aaron Nola (covid-19), Seranthony Doinguez (elbow), Sam Coonrod (forearm), Connor Brogdon (covid-19), Chase Anderson (covid-19), Roman Quinn (achilles), Matt Joyce (back), Odubel Herera (ankle), Alec Bohm (covid-19).
Marlins – Zach Thompson (illness), Cody Potet (knee), Elieser Henri: (quad), John Curtiss (neck), Daniel Castano (shoulder), Jeff Brigham (undisclosed), Jesus Sanchez (covid-19 protocol), Jose Devers (shoulder), Brian Anderson (shoulder).