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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 9/16/13

Miami Marlins (54-92) at Philadelphia Phillies (68-79)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Pitcher TBA () (0-0) (0.00) vs. Cliff Lee (L) (13-6) (2.975)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, CSN-Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins face off on Monday in Philadelphia as they begin the final two weeks of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

The Philadelphia Phillies were a major disappointment this season but they look to finish strong and have some momentum going into next season. The Phillies are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 41-34 at home this season, and they are 11 games under .500. As a team the Phillies are hitting .248 with Chase Utley hitting .274, Domonic Brown hitting .272, and Jimmy Rollins hitting .246. For game one against the Marlins the Phillies start Cliff Lee who is 13-6 with a 2.97 ERA for the season and 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last three starts.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 9/16/13

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The Miami Marlins had very low expectations coming into this season and their results matched as they have the second worst record in baseball. The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 24-50 on the road this season, and they are 34 games back in the N.L. East. As a team the marlins are hitting .231 with Christian Yellich hitting .283, Logan Morrison hitting .253, and Giancarlo Stanton hitting .251. For game one at Philadelphia the Marlins start Sam Dyson who hasn’t had a start but who has pitched 8.0 innings allowing nine hits for a 4.50 ERA.

Philadelphia is 9-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 6-3 in their last nine games overall, and 6-2 in Lee’s last eight starts as a home favorite. Miami is 17-37 in their last 54 games as an underdog, 3-9 in their last 12 game one of a series, and 2-8 against the N.L. East.

The Phillies are a huge favorite here and they should be as they win easily. 

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