Miami Marlins (27-30) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (30-29)
June 13, 2022 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -151 / Miami Marlins +139; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Monday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. Miami is fresh off a series versus the Astros. The Marlins won the first two games in that set, then on Sunday Miami lost by five runs. As for Philly, they played the Diamondbacks over the weekend, winning the first two as well. On Sunday, the Phillies fell in a blowout. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami posted a 7-4 win over the Astros in the Friday opener of their series, then took a 5-1 win on Saturday in game two. In the Sunday matchup, the Marlins posted just three hits in a 9-4 loss. Edward Cabrera lasted 3.2 innings in the start with five earned, seven hits and three walks.
For the starting pitcher gig in the Monday game, the Marlins are sending out Sandy Alcantara. Over 12 starts this year Alcantara is 6-2 with a 1.61 ERA. In 83.2 innings total he has 55 hits, 15 earned, 24 walks and 77 Ks.
Over on the Phillies’ side, they were able to take out the Diamondbacks 7-5 on Friday, then did it again 4-0 in the Saturday game. On Sunday Philadelphia coughed up 12 hits in a 13-1 defeat. Starter Ranger Suarez put up 4.1 innings, two earned, four hits and four walks.
For the starter job on Monday the Phillies will go with Aaron Nola. Across 12 starts in 2022 Nola is 4-4 with a 3.50 ERA. In 74.2 innings Nola has 56 hits, 29 earned, 10 walks and 85 Ks.
The Marlins are 18-43 in their last 61 in game one of a series and 1-4 in their last five Monday games. Miami is 16-35 in their last 51 road games versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 9-3 in their last 12 Monday games and 5-2 in their last seven versus a team with a winning record. Philly is 7-20 in the last 27 versus the NL East.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Marlins here. Alcantara has been on a great roll across his last three games. In that stretch he’s got just one earned run in 24.0 innings. Alcantara is 2-0 in those three with 13 hits and two walks alongside 28 strikeouts. Nola is coming off a nice game himself (zero earned in 8.0 innings at Milwaukee) so we should have a fun starter battle for game one.