Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (45-55) at Miami Marlins (53-45)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Jerad Eickhoff (6-11) (3.97) vs. T Koehler (7-8) (4.42)
The Line: Miami Marlins -155 / Philadelphia Phillies +145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies look to build on their impressive road win against the Miami Marlins yesterday as the two NL East rivals meet up again on Tuesday.
The Phillies got a big win in Miami last night to the tune of a 4-0 final in what was another strong effort from Jeremy Hellickson as he gave up one hit through six innings pitched and while he didn’t register the win he certainly improved his trade value as any contender in the league would love him right now. The Phils are looking to get a nice haul at the trade deadline as they have some nice pieces in place but are still a ways away from being competitive and with some aging parts on their roster they have to make a move in a hurry if they want to speed the process along. Luckily for the Phils, they have some good trade chips as the guys in their bullpen could be covted by a number of suitors as well as a couple of arms as well who could bolster a team’s rotation.
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The Marlins meanwhile are 6-4 in their last 10 games and sit tied with the Mets for second in the NL East and are five games behind the Nationals for the division lead. The Marlins bats have gone quiet over the last three games and only managed two hits against the Phils yesterday and now they get Jerad Eickhoff who has had some pretty solid outings this season and with time I’m sure is only going to get more comfortable and produce better results. The Fish have a solid lineup though and plenty of pop with the stick as Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna can compete with the bets of them and if Eickhoff is having an off day he could be in big trouble.
The Phillies are 2-6 in their last eight overall, 1-4 in their last five against the NL East, and 4-9 in Eickhoff’s last 13 road starts while the Marlins are 6-2 in their last eight home games, 7-1 in their last eight against a team with a losing record, and 5-1 in their last six during game two of a series. The Marlins dropped one last night but rebound in a big way here as they get back in the win column.