Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.73 ERA) and Tom Koehler (9-11, 3.97 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (65-82) and the Miami Marlins (73-73) at Citizens Bank Park. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 16 and can be seen on CSPh and FSFL.
Morgan pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out two and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Nationals. Odubel Herrera (.280, 74 Rs, 13 HRs, 42 RBIs, 21 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run. Koehler went 5.0 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-0 defeat to the Dodgers in his last outing.
The Phillies hold a 26-37 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Marlins' record in these matchups is 26-34.
When leading after seven innings, Miami is 32-34, while Philadelphia is 31-39.
The Marlins are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 26-57 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 60-18. The Phillies have a 45-8 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 537 this season. Miami ranks near the bottom at 25th with 603.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.679). Miami ranks near the bottom at 23rd with an OPS of .725.
The Marlins are 33-45 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Phillies are 29-65 when they allow at least one homer.