Phillies bats come alive on Saturday night: look for first sweep in Miami in 12 years at 1:40
The Phillies take the field today at 1:40 EST looking for their first sweep in Miami in 12 years. Aaron Nola (5-7, 3.35 ERA) gets the ball for the Phils, going up against Trevor Rogers (4-8, 5.42 ERA) of Miami.
Saturday night secured the Phillies’ first series win in Miami since April of 2019. The bats came alive from the Phillies as they logged 15 hits in a 10-0 routing of Max Meyer and the Marlins. The Phils receiver homers by…
- Rhys Hoskins
- JT Realmuto
- Didi Gregorius
- Kyle Schwarber
Didi’s homer marked his first of the season, as the shortstop went 170 at-bats in 2022 without a home run. It’s great seeing the Phillies actually play competent baseball down in Miami, something we haven’t seen in years.
Ranger Suarez did his job yesterday, going 5 shutout innings allowing just four hits and striking out four. The Phils bullpen tallied four total innings by Bellatti, Brogdon, Nelson, and Romero, allowing just one hit and striking out 5 total batters.
Today is the last game before the All-Star Break, as the Phillies sit at 48-43 on the season. They trail the Mets by 9.5 games in the NL East and the Cardinals by a half of a game in the NL Wild Card race.
Aaron Nola vs Trevor Rogers
Aaron Nola gets the ball for the Fightins, making his 10th start away from Citizens Bank Park. Although Nola has a 2.61 ERA with 68 Ks on the road this year, he holds just a 2-5 record, as the Phils’ run-support has vanished away from CBP for Nola. He’s 5-7 on the year, with a 3.35 ERA and 127 Ks, good for 7th in the MLB. Trevor Rogers gets the ball for Miami, who has been horrendous at home, holding a 2-5 record with a 7.27 ERA.
Phillies Starting Lineup
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Phillies||-1.5 (+128)||-138||O7 (-102)|
|Marlins||+1.5 (-154)||+118||U7 (-120)|
Phils win big once again. Take the -1.5 to my grave.