Marlins vs Phillies: Free Pick 7-20-2016
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies
The Marlins hand the ball to Wei-Yin Chen (LH) (5-3, 4.90 ERA). Chen is 4-2 with a 4.33 ERA in nine starts on the road this season and is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts vs the Phillies which includes (0-1) with a 3.00 ERA in one start in Philadelphia.
The Marlins are 9-4 in their last 13 game threes of a series, and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. Miami is also 5-1 in Chen’s last six starts and 5-1 in Chen’s last six starts on grass.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson will get the call for the Phillies on Wednesday. In his 19 starts and 6-7 record this year, Hellickson has put up a 4.03 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP in 111.2 innings. In a loss to the Mets his last time out, Hellickson gave up four earned on seven hits in six innings.
Jeremy Hellickson may not just be facing the visiting Miami Marlins on Wednesday, he also might be auditioning for them as well.
With the trade deadline on the horizon, the 29-year-old reportedly has piqued the interest of the Marlins (among others) as the team attempts to bolster the rotation in its quest for a postseason berth.
The Phillies have a few key hitters atop their lineup. Odubel Herrera holds 100 hits with 51 runs, 10 homers and 33 RBI. Maikel Franco has managed 86 hits with 37 runs, 18 homers and 55 RBI.
Phillies are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss
Phillies are 4-1 in Hellicksons last 5 Wednesday starts
Marlins are 18-37 in the last 55 meetings in PhiladelphiaLook for the Phillies to pull out a win in tonight’s ball game. Value is on the home underdogs.
Marlins vs Phillies Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +115