Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5:10 PM (Marlins Park )
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins will continue their MLB series on Saturday.
In the opener of this set on Friday, we had plenty of fireworks as the teams combined for 30 hits. When the dust settled, the Marlins had a 19-11 win.
For Saturday’s game, the Phillies will send out Zach Eflin for the start. Across his 122.0 innings and 7-11 record this year, Eflin has a 4.57 ERA with 101 Ks and 36 BBs.
Philly had a 7-0 lead in the third inning but quickly let it evaporate and couldn’t sustain anything. Jean Segura led the way for Philadelphia with three hits and two runs.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re sending out Jordan Yamamoto in the start Saturday. Over 64.2 innings and a 4-4 record so far, Yamamoto has put up a 4.31 ERA with 66 Ks and 26 BBs.
Miami put up a whopping 19 hits to go with their 19 runs on Friday. Berti, Walker and Alfaro each had three hits and combined for six runs and three RBI.
The Phillies are 1-8 in their last nine Saturday games and 1-4 in Eflin’s last five versus the NL East. Philly is 4-17 in Eflin’s last 21 starts in game two of a series and 11-5 in their last 16 after a loss.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 16-35 in their last 51 overall and 22-53 in their last 75 versus the NL East. Miami is 0-5 in the last five after a win and 1-5 in Yamamoto’s last six starts.
Eflin’s first start out of the pen was decent at best in a no-decision. He went 3.2 innings with seven hits, two walks and two strikeouts against the Padres there.
As for Yamamoto, he’s also been okay but not spectacular, giving up four runs in three straight games before his two earned in Colorado over 5.2 innings his last time up.
This might be a good spot to take the Marlins.