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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (68-75) at Philadelphia Phillies (54-89)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Dillon Peters (0-1) (2.25) vs. Nick Pivetta (5-10) (6.32)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +109 / Miami Marlins -119 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies face off in game one of a three game NL East division set in MLB action on Tuesday.

The Miami Marlins will look to build some momentum to finish the season after dropping 12 of their last 14 games, including a 10-8 extra innings loss to the Braves in their series finale on Sunday. J.T. Realmuto went 4 for 6 with a double and two RBIs, while Christian Yelich added a 3 for 6 mark with a double and two RBIs of his own. Dee Gordon added a solo home run while Tyler Moore, Justin Bour and Miguel Rojas all contributed an RBI in the losing effort for Miami. Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 6 while Tomas Telis added a pinch-hit double in the loss. Odrisamer Despaigne gave up five runs on four hits while walking six and striking out a pair over just 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Javy Guerra notched his 1st blown save of the season, while Vance Worley took the loss to fall to 2-5 this season. Dillon Peters will start the opener and is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. In his career, Peters is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bounce back after dropping their series with the Nationals, a series in which all four games were decided by one run, including the series finale that saw the Phillies fall 3-2. Nick Williams went 1 for 4, accounting for both Phillies’ runs in the loss. Maikel Franco went 2 for 3 while J.P. Crawford and Odubel Herrera chipped in base hits of their own as none of Philadelphia’s six hits as a team went for extra bases. Ben Lively took the loss after giving up all three runs on six hits while striking out seven over eight innings of work to fall to 3-6 this season. Nick Pivetta will start the opener and is 5-10 with a 6.49 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. In his career, Pivetta is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA and 12 strikeouts against Miami.

Miami is 2-12 in their last 14 games overall and 3-13 in their last 16 division matchups while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 road games. Philadelphia is 2-5 in Pivetta’s last 5 starts and 6-12 in their last 20 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games against a left-handed starter.

Miami has struggled mightily lately, but Peters has impressed so far, even tossing seven shutout innings against these same Phillies in his major league debut a week and a half ago. The Phillies aren’t playing much better, and are throwing Pivetta on the mound after giving up six runs in his last start. This isn’t the best game to pick from on Tuesday’s card, but I think Miami can get the job done and draw first blood here.

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