Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/3/14
Philadelphia Phillies (36-487) at Miami Marlins (41-43)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Kyle Kendrick (R) (3-8) (4.221) vs. Pitcher TBA () (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Miami Marlins -112 / Philadelphia Phillies +102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Thursday in Miami as they close out their series.
The Miami Marlins continue to play surprisingly well this season and they did that again on Wednesday beating the Philadelphia Phillies. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a home run and Ed Lucas, Casey McGehee, and Jeff Baker had two hits each as the Marlins scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Tom Koehler allowed three hits and struck out seven over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 6-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Marlins start Brad Hand who is making a return from the DL. For the season Hand has allowed 27 hits and 17earned runs while striking out 20 over 24 innings for a 0-1 record and a 6.38 ERA.
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The Philadelphia Phillies forgot to bring their bats to the ballpark on Wednesday as they were stomped by the Marlins. Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins had two hits each and Ryan Howard had a hit as the Phillies were shut out on five hits. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels allowed five hits and three runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-5 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Phillies start Kyle Kendrick who has lost his last two starts. For the season Kendrick has allowed 108 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 65 over 102.1 innings for a 3-8 record and a 4.22 ERA.
Miami is 3-5 in their last eight home games, 2-5 at home against a right-handed starter, and 1-9 in Hand’s last 10 starts. Philadelphia is 0-7 in their last seven games, 1-4 I game three of a series, and 1-4 in Kendrick’s last five starts against the AL East. Philadelphia is 2-7 in the last nine meetings of these two.
The Marlins are favored here but I am not seeing it and my play is the Phillies.
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