The Major League Baseball is back in action on Monday afternoon as the Philadelphia Phillies will clash with the Miami Marlins. The Phillies will give the nod to Vince Velasquez and the Marlins will counter with Jose Urena.
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Phillies still have a good chance for a playoff spot. However, they were not playing well in the last month and it seems like they will slip from the race for a postseason place. Their recent record stands at 4-10 in their last 14 games. They will need to improve if they want to keep their hopes alive for a playoff spot. Philadelphia has averaged 3.94 runs per game and has allowed 4.37 runs per game on the road so far.
Vince Velasquez record against the Marlins stands at 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA in eight starts, including 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three starts here at Marlins Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Phillies have been below average this season as they are placed on the 20th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.30 runs per game, while also being on the 28th spot in hitting at .237 and 15th spot in homers with a total of 159 so far. On the mound, they are on the 13th spot in the league in ERA at 3.88, while also being on the 12th spot in WHIP at 1.27 and 6th place in K’s with 1218.
Miami Marlins Form
The Marlins are having a poor season this year. They have nothing to play for at this point, but they could play spoiler against the Phillies, who still have a decent chance for a playoff spot. These games are the perfect opportunity for the Marlins to try out some of their younger talents and to start the rebuilding process for the next season. The Marlins have averaged 3.45 runs per game and have allowed 4.11 runs per game here at Marlins Park for the year.
Jose Urena record against the Phillies stands at 1-4 with a 5.84 ERA in 12 games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Marlins have been poor this year as they are placed on the 30th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.76 runs per game, while also being on the 24th spot in hitting at .241 and 29th place in homers with 113. On the mound, they have been poor as they are placed on the 25th spot in the league in ERA at 4.79, while also being on the 23rd spot in WHIP at 1.39 and 23rd place in K’s with 1060.
The Marlins have been poor this season and it seems that they will not be able to turn the tide. They can only play for pride and prestige until the end of the season. On the other side, the Phillies are still in the mix for a playoff spot and I expect them to win this game. Go for the Phillies.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins 09/3/2018
is: Take the Philadelphia Phillies -142 (money line)
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