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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (68-76) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-89)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

D Straily (9-8) (3.95) vs. Aaron Nola (10-10) (3.71)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -110 / Miami Marlins -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies square off in game two of their three game NL East division set on Wednesday.

The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back after dropping three straight and 8 of their last 9 following a 9-8 loss to the Phils in 15 innings in game one on Tuesday. Derek Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto each led Miami with two RBIs, with Dietrich going 1 for 6 with a home run and Realmuto going 2 for 6 with a pair of double. Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 7 with a solo home run, while Miguel Rojas went 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI in the loss. Dee Gordon went 3 for 7 with an RBI while Christian Yelich added a run of his own despite going 0 for 6 in the losing effort to round out the scoring for the Fish. Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour each chipped in base hits in defeat for Miami. Dillon Peters went six innings, giving up a pair of runs on six hits while walking and striking out four apiece, not factoring in the decision. Javy Guerra gave up the walk-off hit, taking the loss to fall to 1-1 this season. Dan Straily will start game two and is 9-8 with a 3.95 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. In his career, Straily is 4-1 with a 3.90 ERA and 37 strikeouts against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies will look to take game two and go for the sweep on Thursday after taking the opener on Tuesday. Rhys Hoskins continued his dream run, going 2 for 6 with a pair of solo homers, while Nick Williams went 3 for 6 with two RBIs of his own, and a pair of doubles, including the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 15th. J.P Crawford went 2 for 5 with a pair of double and an RBI of his own, while Aaron Altherr, Freddy Galvis, Hyun Soo Kim and Jorge Alfaro each contributed RBIs in the win. Odubel Herrera went 3 for 8 with a double and Maikel Franco went 2 for 5 with a double of his own in the winning effort for the Phils. Nick Pivetta gave up seven runs on eight hits while striking out four over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Edubray Ramos got the win to improve to 2-7 this season. Aaron Nola will start game two and is 10-10 with a 3.71 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nola is 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA and 34 strikeouts against Miami.

Miami is 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games against a team with a losing home record while the under is 4-0-2 in their last 6 games overall. Philadelphia is 15-42 in their last 57 games overall and 1-5 in their last 6 home games while the under is 11-5-4 in their last 20 games overall. Miami is 20-42 in the last 62 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.

The Marlins are struggling right now, mightily at that. But the fish are too talented to keep dropping games like this that they should win. Nola has been the best arm in Philly’s rotation for much of the year, but he owns an ERA well north of ten against Miami this season, while Straily has given up three runs or less in seven of his last eight starts. It’s not the best game to pick from on Wednesday, but I think this is one the Marlins could end up taking, setting up a rubber match on Thursday.

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