Justin Nicolino (2-0, 2.70 ERA) and Aaron Nola (2-2, 2.92 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (16-13) and the Philadelphia Phillies (17-14) at Marlins Park. The Phillies won the last game 4-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and can be seen on CSPh and FSFL.
Nicolino pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs and walking three in a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Christian Yelich (.343, 19 Rs, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one stolen base. Nola went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 1-0 win over the Cardinals in his most recent start. Odubel Herrera (.330, 19 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
The odds for Miami and Philadelphia are Phillies -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Marlins are 6-8 against their divisional rivals, while the Phillies are 8-6 against their division.
When leading after seven innings, Philadelphia is 6-7, while Miami is 4-6.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Marlins have a 1-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Phillies are 9-2. The Marlins have a 13-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 98 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 121.
Ranking 25th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 77 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 86.
The Marlins are 13-6 when they hit at least one home run. The Phillies perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 13-7 record.