Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (32-61) at Miami Marlins (42-51)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Nick Pivetta (2-5) (5.62) vs. D Straily (7-4) (3.32)
The Line: Miami Marlins -190 / Philadelphia Phillies +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Miami Marlins in the series finale of a three game set at Marlins Park on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to take the series after evening up the set at one win apiece, thanks to a 5-2 win over the Fish on Tuesday. Nick Williams and Cameron Perkins each had a pair of hits along with two RBIs with Williams adding a home run in the win. Maikel Franco chipped in a run of his own by way of a solo shot along with a double as part of a 3 for 4 day at the plate. Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Cameron Rupp and Andres Blanco also chipped in base hits of their own in the winning effort for Philly. Vince Velasquez gave up a pair of runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out four over six innings of work. Pat Neshek got the win to improve to 3-2 this season while Hector Neris closed out the 9th for his 9th save of the season. Nick Pivetta will start game one and is 2-5 with a 5.62 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Pivetta’s first career start against Miami.
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The Miami Marlins will look to turn their fortunes around after dropping four of their last five games following their loss on Tuesday. Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homer, his 29th dinger of the season, while Dee Gordon, Derek Dietrich, JT Riddle and Ichiro Suzuki put up base hits of their own in the loss. The Marlins added another run by way of a passed ball, but put up just five hits as a team in defeat. Adam Conley gave up a pair of runs on eight hits while walking a pair and striking out three over six innings of work. Dustin McGowan gave up the game-deciding run, taking his first loss of the season to fall to 5-1. Dan Straily will start the series finale and is 7-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. In his career, Straily is 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA and 16 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 19-52 in their last 71 games overall and 2-6 in Pivetta’s last 8 road starts while the under is 5-2 in Pivetta’s last 7 starts overall. Miami is 5-1 in Straily’s last 6 starts and 13-4 in their last 17 home games against a right-handed starter while the over is 5-1-1 in Straily’s last 7 home starts. Philadelphia is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
Pivetta was viewed as one of the better young arms in the Phillies’ rotation, then gave up nine runs in his last start against Milwaukee. Straily meanwhile, has given up three runs or less in 13 of his last 14 starts, and the Marlins seem to really rally behind him so I’ll take the Fish to take the series with a win on Wednesday.