In the second of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (66-82) and the Miami Marlins (73-74) at Citizens Bank Park, Jeremy Hellickson (11-9, 3.76 ERA) and Jose Urena (4-6, 4.89 ERA) get the ball. The Phillies won the last game 4-3, and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 17 and will air on CSPh.
In his last start, Hellickson pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking three in a 6-2 victory over the Pirates. Odubel Herrera (.282, 75 Rs, 13 HRs, 43 RBIs, 21 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 6 with one run and one RBI. The Marlins were victorious over the Dodgers 3-0 the last time Urena pitched. He went 8.2 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out four.
The Phillies hold a 27-37 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Marlins' record in these matchups is 26-35.
Philadelphia has won 44% (31-39) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Miami has won 48% (32-34) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Marlins managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Phillies who are heading in with an 18-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 60-18. The Phillies have a 45-8 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Philadelphia has earned 541 this season. Miami ranks 25th with 606 runs.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.680). Miami ranks near the bottom at 23rd with an OPS of .725.
When the Marlins allow at least one home run, they are 33-46. When the Phillies allow one or more homers, they have a 30-65 record.