Marlins at phillies
This evening we have the second matchup of three between the Marlins and the Phillies. The Phillies absolutely decimated the Marlins in the first game with a 15 to 3 win and the loss can be credited to bad pitching. Alcantara gave up 9 runs to the Phillies in the first 5 inning before he was pulled. At that point it was too late to catch up, but the relievers didn’t help either giving up another six runs after that. The Marlins offense actually didn’t do too bad as they recorded nine hits, but many times they failed to score with RISP. Tonight, I believe all of the Marlin’s woes could fade away.
The pitching matchup for tonight will be Jesus Luzardo for the Marlins and Aaron Nola for the Phillies. Luzardo was absolutely lights out in his last showing against the Twins where he recorded 10 K’s in the 7 innings that he pitched. He also only gave up one run in those 7 innings off of 5 hits. The problem that he may have tonight is that the Phillies offense is much better than the Twins. Although the Phillies started off cold here are the averages of their starting hitters:
As you can see the offense for the Phillies is something to be reckoned with. Turner, Schwarber, Bohm, and Marsh are world class hitter and something that should be feared by any pitcher who faces them. The starting pitcher for the Phillies, Aaron Nola, was not great in his last start. He gave up 7 hits and 3 runs in just 6 innings against the Yankees. If he is this lack-luster with his pitching again today, Luis Arraez may light him up today.
Neither of these teams have been outstanding to begin the season. They both are only sitting at four wins, but the Phillies have been the better team recently. However, when you get humiliated the night before, it is much easier to show up pissed off the next day, and I like the Marlins today.
Hammer: Marlins ML
Sprinkle: Luis Arraez HR