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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (73-74) at Philadelphia Phillies (66-82)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

A Cashner (5-11) (5.22) vs. Alec Asher (1-0) (1.46)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -105 / Miami Marlins -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


Coming up on Sunday from Citizens Bank Park, the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies will be closing out their MLB series. 

The Phillies eked out a 4-3 win on Friday, and in Saturday’s game, the Phillies got another win 8-0. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Taking the mound for the Marlins on Sunday will be right-hander Andrew Cashner. Over 25 games, 24 starts and a 5-11 record, Cashner owns a 5.22 ERA With a 1.50 WHIP in 119 innings. In a no-decision against the Braves his last time up, Cashner gave up six hits and seven runs in just two innings. 

At the plate, the Marlins have some nice bats. Martin Prado has logged 175 hits with 68 runs and 70 RBI. Christian Yelich holds 160 hits with 72 runs and 91 RBI. JD Realmuto is sitting on 148 hits with 58 runs and 44 RBI. 

Over on the Philadelphia side, we’ll be seeing RHP Alec Asher in the start Sunday. Over his two starts and 1-0 record, Asher owns a 1.46 ERA with an 0.81 WHIP in 12.1 innings. Asher took a no-decision his last time up with 6.1 innings, four hits and two earned against the Pirates. 

It’s not too hard to find the big bats atop the Phillies order. Odubel Herrera has logged 151 hits with 76 runs and 44 RBI. Cesar Hernandez holds 145 hits with 60 runs and 36 RBI. Maikel Franco owns 131 hits with 57 runs, 22 homers and 77 RBI. 

The Marlins are 10-3 in their last 13 Sunday games, and 1-4 in Cashner’s last five starts versus a team with a losing record. Miami is also 1-6 in Cashner’s last seven starts, and 0-4 in Cashner’s last four road starts. 

As for Philly, they’re 1-4 in their last five game threes of a series, and 2-7 in Asher’s last nine starts. Philadelphia is also 1-5 in Asher’s last six home starts, and 0-5 in Asher’s last five starts versus a team with a losing record. 

The starting pitching matchup here doesn’t instill much confidence on either side, but I’ll take Cashner and the Miami offense for the win in this one.

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