Jeremy Hellickson (3-2, 4.12 ERA) and Tom Koehler (2-3, 5.14 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (23-17) and the Miami Marlins (21-18) at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the last game 3-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 18 and can be seen on CSPh and FSFL.
Hellickson pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs (two unearned), striking out nine and walking one in a 3-2 win over the Reds. Koehler went 5.2 innings, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking five in a 5-3 defeat to the Nationals in his last outing.
The odds for Philadelphia and Miami are Marlins -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Phillies lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Phillies are 12-8 against their divisional rivals, while the Marlins are 9-12 against their division.
After a weak showing last week where they got in six hits, the Phillies need to step it up. The Marlins have a record of 10-2 when opponents get six hits or less.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 4-12. The Phillies have a 6-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Philadelphia and Miami both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. Philadelphia sits at 29th with 30 home runs this season and Miami ranks 21st with 37.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.62 per game. Miami ranks in the top five with 9.41.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.655). Miami ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .761.
When the Marlins allow at least one home run, they are 9-8. When the Phillies allow one or more homers, they have a 9-14 record.