Jerad Eickhoff (1-5, 4.43 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (22-16) meet Adam Conley (2-2, 3.72 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (20-17) in the first of a three-game division series at Citizens Bank Park. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 16 and will air on CSPh and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Eickhoff pitched 4.1 innings, giving up four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking one in a 5-1 loss to the Braves. Maikel Franco (.254, 12 Rs, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with three RBIs. The Marlins were unsuccessful against the Brewers 10-2 the last time Conley pitched. He went 4.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out four and walking two. Giancarlo Stanton (.238, 20 Rs, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Marlins -115 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 at the moment.
In their previous three games this season, the Phillies have a 2-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Phillies sit at 11-7 against their divisional rivals, while the Marlins are 8-11.
When leading after seven innings, Philadelphia is 8-7, while Miami is 6-9.
The Marlins managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Phillies who are heading in with a 7-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Phillies are 13-2. The Marlins have a 16-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th in runs, Philadelphia has earned 126 this season. Miami ranks 18th with 154 runs.
Ranking 26th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 99 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 110.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, the team is 16-8. Miami has the same record when it hits one or more homers.