Adam Conley (4-1, 4.22 ERA) and David Buchanan (2-9, 8.49 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (64-87) and the Philadelphia Phillies (57-94) at Marlins Park. The Phillies won the last game 6-2 and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 23 and can be seen on FSFL and CSPh.
Conley pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs and striking out six in a 6-0 win over the Mets. Buchanan went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking two in a 4-0 defeat to the Nationals in his last outing. Ryan Howard (.229, 53 Rs, 23 HRs, 77 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Miami is a -152 favorite against Philadelphia and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Marlins have an overall money line of -1,454 and a record as the favorite of 25-28. Miami is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 5-5 SU record in its last ten outings. The Marlins are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 8.7 per game. Miami is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 105 bases.
In the other locker room, Philadelphia is coming in with an overall money line of -1,425 and a disappointing record of 50-86 as the underdog. They played poorly as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 2-8 record, and a 2-8 record SU.
The Phillies lead the season series, 9-5. The Marlins have a 51-69 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Buchanan takes the mound. Conley (LHP) will be on the hill against the Phillies, who have a 13-20 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - Mia, O/U - Over
The Phillies currently sit below .500 against the NL East Division at 24-41, and the Marlins have a 28-40 record.
When leading after 7 innings, Philadelphia is 29-42, while Miami is 30-45.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Marlins have a 28-64 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 46-21. The Phillies have a 34-15 record when outhitting opponents.
Miami and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in runs. Miami sits at 29th with 560 runs this season and Philadelphia ranks 28th with 573.
Miami and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Miami sits at 29th with 348 this season and Philadelphia ranks 28th with 354.
When the Marlins hit at least one home run, they are 39-42, well-matched with the Phillies who are 39-44 when hitting one or more homers.