Vince Velasquez (4-1, 1.44 ERA) takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies (16-13) as they go up against Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.26 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (15-12) in the first of a three-game series at Marlins Park. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 6 and will air on TCN and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Chen pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 7-5 victory over the Brewers. Giancarlo Stanton (.272, 16 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run. The Phillies were victorious over the Indians 2-1 the last time Velasquez pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out six and walking four. Odubel Herrera (.316, 17 Rs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Marlins -125for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Marlins hold a 5-7 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Phillies' record in these matchups is 7-5.
Miami has won 40% (4-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Philadelphia has won 46% (6-7) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Phillies didn't score any runs in their last game. The Marlins have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 2-9. The Phillies have a 4-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 23rd in home runs, Philadelphia has hit 24 this season. Miami ranks 18th with 26 home runs.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.24 per game. Miami ranks in the top five at third with 9.56.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.640). Miami ranks in the top half at 11th with an OPS of .763.
The Phillies are 6-10 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Marlins are 7-5 when they allow at least one homer.