In the last of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (68-71) and the Philadelphia Phillies (62-76) at Marlins Park, Andrew Cashner (4-11, 5.00 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (10-8, 3.88 ERA) take the mound. The Marlins lost the last game 4-3, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 7 and will air on CSPh and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Cashner pitched 5.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out six and walking six in a 6-2 loss to the Indians. Giancarlo Stanton (.246, 52 Rs, 25 HRs, 70 RBIs) went 1 for 1 yesterday. The Phillies were also unsuccessful the last time Hellickson pitched. He did not do well, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out six and walking three in an 8-4 loss to the Braves. Odubel Herrera (.280, 71 Rs, 13 HRs, 42 RBIs, 20 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with three runs.
The Marlins hold a 23-33 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Phillies' record in these matchups is 25-33.
Philadelphia has won 48% (31-34) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Miami has won 48% (30-32) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Phillies are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Marlins have a record of 13-21 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 9-45. The Phillies have a 14-62 record when opponents outhit them.
Miami and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. Miami sits at 28th with 113 home runs this season and Philadelphia ranks 25th with 137.
Miami and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Miami sits at 24th with 390 this season and Philadelphia ranks 29th with 347.
The Marlins are 48-35 when they hit at least one home run. The Phillies perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 51-42 record.