Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (51-83) at Miami Marlins (66-68)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Aaron Nola (10-9) (3.47) vs. D Straily (8-8) (3.80)
The Line: Miami Marlins -125 / Philadelphia Phillies +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins meet in game three of their four game NL East division weekend set on Saturday from Marlins Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to win the series with a game to spare after winning the first two games of the series, including a 2-1 win on Friday. Jorge Alfaro went 1 for 4 with an RBI while Andres Blanco added a pinch-hit RBI in the win. Maikel Franco added a double while Tommy Joseph went 2 for 4 at the dish. Freddy Galvis and Pedro Florimon each chipped in a base hit as the Phils mustered up just six hits as a team in the win. Nick Pivetta gave up just one run on four hits while walking three and striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Juan Nicasio got the win to improve to 3-5 this season while Hector Neris threw a perfect 9th inning for his 18th save of the year. Aaron Nola will start game three and is 10-9 with a 3.46 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nola is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 27 strikeouts against Miami.
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The Miami Marlins will look to get on the board after dropping the first two games of the series following their loss on Friday. Dee Gordon went 2 for 4, crossing home plate on a wild pitch in the 1st inning for the Marlins’ lone run in the loss. Brian Anderson and A.J. Ellis each added a base hit as Miami put up just four hits as a team in the loss. Dillon Peters was solid in his major league debut, tossing seven three hit shutout innings, walking three and striking out eight, not factoring in the decision. Brad Ziegler gave up both runs in the 9th, en route to his 4th blown save of the year, also taking the loss to fall to 1-3 this season. Dan Straily will start game three and is 8-8 with a 3.80 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. In his career, Straily is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 33 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 5-11 in Nola’s last 16 road starts and 24-55 in their last 79 road games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Miami is 0-5 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter and 10-3 in their last 13 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 overall. Philadelphia is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
The Phillies have found ways to win in the first two games of this series, and Nola has been the best the Phillies have had on the mound this season. However, Nola struggled against the Marlins last week, giving up seven earned over 6.1 innings of work. Straily hasn’t beena world-beater, but he’s had good numbers in his career against Philadelphia and has a good enough offense behind him to do some damage against Nola, so I’ll take Miami to get on the board with a win in game three.