Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (69-90) at Philadelphia Phillies (62-97)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Justin Nicolino (4-4) (4.16) vs. Aaron Nola (6-2) (3.59)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +109 / Miami Marlins -119 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins visit Citizens Bank Park to face the rival Philadelphia Phillies.
The Miami Marlins looked like they were going to finish in the National League East basement before winning enough to move in to third. The Marlins fell to instate rival Tampa Bay 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight defeat. Starter Jose Fernandez was hit hard for the second game in row with a pair of runs plated on eleven hits over six innings although he did whiff nine. The Fish posted four hits and three free passes with Ichiro Suzuki doubling in Marcell Ozuna. Rookie Justin Nicolino is scheduled to oppose the Phillies in the series opener in Friday action. Nicolino has gone 4-4 on the season with a 4.16 ERA covering eleven starts.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled most of the year and the result is last place in the division with three games remaining in the season. The Phillies have won three in a row after sweeping the Mets with a 3-0 victory Thursday. Starter Jerad Eickhoff was dominant with four hits and ten strikeouts through seven scoreless frames. The Phils bats did just enough on five hits with Darin Ruf smacking a two run bomb while Andres Blanco went solo. Aaron Harang hopes to finish a once promising season with a win against the visiting Marlins. Harang looked like the staff ace early on before bringing in a 6-15 record and 4.86 ERA in to his final start.
The over is 35-12-6 in Philadelphia’s last 53 home games while the Phillies are 2-8 in Harang’s last 10 home starts with the over going 7-2 in Harang’s last 9 home starts. Miami are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. I guess the Phillies looked better then Miami this week (and I said guess)…