Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/14/14
Miami Marlins (71-76) at Philadelphia Phillies (69-79)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Tom Koehler (R) (9-9) (3.739) vs. David Buchanan (R) (6-7) (3.896)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -118 / Miami Marlins +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, CSN-PHI
The Philadelphia Phillies look to sweep the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins have lost four straight and removed any hope of making a wild card spot. With no Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins have scored two or less runs in four straight games. The Marlins have have lost 10 straight games when being held to three or less runs. Marcell Ozuna has a nine-game hitting streak and Garrett Jones has homered twice in his last six games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.82, which is 19th in the majors. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 9-9 with a 3.74 ERA and has 139 strikeouts in 173.1 innings. Koehler is 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA in five career games against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have split their last 10 games and are 10 games below a .500 record. The Phillies pitching staff has been solid during this run, allowing three or less runs in five of their last eight games. Overall, the Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.84, which is 20th in the majors, and they’ve won 13 of their last 14 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Marlon Byrd has hit in five of his last six games and Cody Asche has hit in six of his last 10 games. Starting is David Buchanan, who is 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA and has 63 strikeouts in 99.1 innings. This will be Buchanan’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 2-6 in Koehlers last 8 starts vs. National League East and 1-4 in Koehlers last 5 starts as an underdog. The Phillies are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Buchanans last 6 starts overall.
The Marlins are a complete mess without Stanton in the lineup and seem to already be looking towards a bright future next season. Tak the Phillies to keep rolling.