Philadelphia Phillies (23-20) at Miami Marlins (21-21)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Vince Velasquez (0-0) (5.85) vs. Sixto Sanchez
The Line: Miami Marlins / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins meet Sunday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Marlins Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Phillies have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Didi Gregorius leads the Phillies with 43 hits and 29 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 81 hits and 58 RBI. Vince Velasquez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.85 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Velasquez is 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Marlins have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 38 hits and 25 RBI while Brian Anderson and Corey Dickerson have combined for 72 hits and 36 RBI. Sixto Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s first career game against the Phillies.
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Vince Velasquez has allowed nine runs and 18 hits in his last 17 innings while Sixto Sanchez has allowed two runs and nine hits in his last 13 innings. The Philadelphia Phillies have failed to win each of the six games Velasquez has pitched this season. Meanwhile, Sanchez is starting to come into his own as he gains big league experience and he's currently averaging a strikeout per inning through 25 frames. Sanchez has absolutely filthy stuff and is the ace of this young Marlins staff that's going to dominate the National League for the next several years.
I'm not stepping in front of Sanchez. Give me the Marlins in game two of this doubleheader.