Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/20/14
Philadelphia Phillies (19-22) at Miami Marlins (23-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
AJ Burnett (R) (2-3) (3.128) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (R) (1-0) (3.000)
The Line: Miami Marlins -105 / Philadelphia Phillies -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Philadelphia, FS-Florida
The Philadelphia Phillies head to the Sunshine State to take the field with the Miami Marlins.
Philadelphia is in dire need of a long hot streak but can't seem to keep the good times going. The Phils have won back to back contests after upending Cincinnati 8-3 on Sunday behind Cliff Lee and another big day at the plate. Lee gave up a pair of first inning runs but that was it over 6.2 innings with nine hits and a walk allowed overall. The offense played the power game with Jimmy Rollins and Wil Nieves smacking solo homers while Maron Byrd and Cody Asche went deep and combined for five RBI's. Philadelphia opens the series on the mound with AJ Burnett who needs to rebound from a pair of poor outings. Burnett faced Miami once in 2014 and allowed two runs on five hits and six BB in 4.1 innings.
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Miami made a run a few short weeks ago that had them right at the top of the National League East before they embarked on a road swing where everything went downhill. The road trip ended Sunday with a 4-1 loss at San Francisco while the they went 3-7 overall over he last few weeks. Starter Jacob Turner gave up all four runs on on six hits and a base on balls over six frames while the bats struggled to bunch hits together. The Marlins mustered nine hits and a walk but pushed the lone run across on Christian Yelich's ground out in the 8th. The Marlins send Anthony DeSclafani to the bump against the Phillies for his second career start. DeSclafini won his debut over the Dodgers by a 13-3 count with two runs scored over seven innings.
I don't know what to expect from DeSclafani and in reality I don't know what to expect from Philadelphia as a whole with wins here and there. I think they have to win this but betting them is becoming more of a guess then anything...