Alec Asher (1-0, 1.46 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (5-11, 5.22 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (67-82) and the Miami Marlins (73-75) at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the last game 8-0, and Philadelphia leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and can be seen on CSPh and FSFL.
Asher pitched 6.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking three in a 5-3 defeat to the Pirates. Odubel Herrera (.283, 77 Rs, 13 HRs, 44 RBIs, 22 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 5 with two runs, one RBI, and one stolen base. Cashner went 2.0 innings, surrendering seven runs and walking two in a 12-7 defeat to the Braves in his most recent start.
The Phillies hold a 28-37 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Marlins' record in these matchups is 26-36.
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 didn't score any runs in their last game. The Phillies have a 12-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Phillies are 14-67. The Marlins have a 10-47 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Philadelphia ranks 25th with 147 homers and Miami is 29th with 116.
Philadelphia and Miami both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Philadelphia sits at 29th with 381 this season and Miami ranks 26th with 406.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 56-44, well-matched with the Marlins who are 50-36 when hitting one or more homers.