Phillies vs. Marlins - 10/3/15 Game One Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (69-90) at Philadelphia Phillies (62-97)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
T Koehler (11-14) (4.05) vs. A Harang (6-15) (4.86)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies play game one of a doubleheader Saturday.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Marlins have won four of their last five when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 198 hits and 44 RBI while Martin Prado and Christian Yelich have combined for 104 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost six straight road games. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 11-14 with a 4.00 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 146 hits and 48 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 75 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last eight home games. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 6-15 with a 4.86 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Harang is 6-7 with a 5.80 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 0-6 in their last 6 road games. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League East and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Marlins are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Philadelphia and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall.
This is a tough game to cap simply due to both teams just wanting this nightmare to end. However, the Marlins continue to slump on the road. If forced to pick, I'm siding with the home team. The best bet though would be to leave this game the hell alone.