Preview: Red-hot Phillies welcome the Marlins to CBP; Zack Wheeler on the bump at 7:05
The red-hot Phillies welcome the Miami Marlins to town for a 3-game set tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Zack Wheeler (10-5, 2.69 ERA) gets the ball for the Phils, going up against Braxton Garrett (2-5, 3.88 ERA) of Miami.
The Miami Marlins have lost four consecutive head-to-head games against the Philadelphia Phillies. They are 26-31 on the road this season and have lost seven out of their last 10 games.
The Phillies combined for 14 homers in their 4-game sweep of the Nationals, setting a franchise record and the most by a team since the Blue Jays in 2021. The Phils moved up into second place in the NL Wild Card race, passing the “power-house” San Diego Padres.
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Tonight’s Pitching Matchup
Zack Wheeler gets the ball for the Phillies, looking to continue his fantastic 2022 season in Citizens Bank Park. Wheeler is 5-2 at the Bank this year, with just a 1.58 ERA and 67 Ks. His last start was in Atlanta, where he went seven innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run in a Phillies win. Braxton Garrett has struggled on the road this year, holding a 2-3 record with a 4.23 ERA and just 32 Ks in 7 away starts.
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Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Marlins||+1.5 (-102)||+215||O7.5 (-105)|
|Phillies||-1.5 (-118)||-260||U7.5 (-115)|
The Phillies are absolutely rolling, and the poverty Marlins aren’t going to change that. Wheeler shines, and the Phils win 8-1.