Phillies announce starting pitchers for Marlins series
Philadelphia Phillies are back tomorrow to kick-off the second half of the 2021 season. They are currently an even .500 and 3.5 games behind the NL East leading New York Mets. The Phillies entered the All-Star break playing their best baseball of the season. They have won seven of their last 10 games and finished the first half of the season on a 5-2 road trip, taking two of three from the Boston Red Sox.
After the All-Star break, the Phillies will have the easiest schedule in Major League Baseball to close out the season. Focusing on just games before the Trade Deadline, the Phillies will play 14 games, 12 of which will be at Citizens Bank Park against divisional opponents.
We have our starting rotation for the Marlins series, which begins tomorrow with a double header. Matt Moore will pitch game one. Zach Eflin will pitch game two. The Phillies will then turn to Vincent Velasquez and Zack Wheeler on Saturday and Sunday. Aaron Nola wasn’t listed to pitch in the Marlins series and we have yet to get any significant update on his status since heading to the COVID-19 list last week.
We do have Matt Moore and Vincent Velasquez to kick the second half of the season off on the right foot. Time to go on a run, wouldn’t have it any other way. First pitch tomorrow at 4:05pm. Game two will start at 7:35pm.