Series Previews 2018

Phillies open three-game set against Marlins on Labor Day



After scoring just four total runs in a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs, the Philadelphia Phillies are in Miami to take on the Marlins. The Marlins are 29 games under .500, but like the Phillies, are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Currently, the Phillies sit four games out of first place in the National League East and with the Marlins being out of contention, the Phillies need to capitalize.

Vince Velasquez will open up the series on an extra day of rest after Aaron Nola was bumped up a spot in the rotation to throw at home against the Cubs. Followed by Velasquez, we will see Jake Arrieta in game two and Nick Pivetta in game three. Velasquez with look to get rolling after he landed a win in his last start against the Blue Jays. Arrieta and Pivetta need to take advantage of playing a poor team, as neither of them have landed a win in their last three starts.

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Vince Velasquez (9-9, 4.05 ERA, 3.71 FIP) vs. Jose Urena (4-12, 4.56 ERA, 4.17 FIP)

Game 2: Jake Arrieta (9-9, 3.54 ERA, 4.19 FIP) vs. Trevor Richards (3-7, 4.26 ERA, 3.98)

Game 3: Nick Pivetta (7-10, 4.66 ERA, 3.66 FIP) vs. Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.86 ERA, 5.35 FIP)

Where to Watch/Listen

Game 1

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Game 2

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Game 3

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Series Notes

  • Jose Urena is 0-2 in three starts against the Phillies this season. He has allowed 12 earned runs in 16 innings pitched.
  • Wilson Ramos is batting .300 in 10 games against the Marlins this season.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera has hit better on the road this season then he has at home (Citi Field and Citizens Bank Park). His home batting average is .251, but his road batting average is .306.
  • The Phillies last series win was a four-game sweep of the Marlins to open the month of August.

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