Phillies hope to keep streak going against the Marlins

Phillies face the Marlins
The Phillies head south tonight to Miami for a weekend set after sweeping Boston in a two-game series in Fenway Park, marking a strong start to an important five-game road trip.

Though the Marlins are in last place in the NL East, they've given the Phillies fits this season. That needs to change here if the Phillies hope to continue their run at a potential postseason berth.

The Marlins are 1-9 in their last 10 contests and have posted a 6.91 ERA over that span. Hector Noesi will start the opener and he's 0-3 with a 9.39 ERA. The Phillies counter with Vince Velasquez who is 5-7 with a 4.35 ERA.

J.T. Realmuto has been hot at the plate for the Phils, going 12-for-38 with four doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs over his last 10 games. Bryce Harper has also been on a bit of a tear, now with nine homers and 19 RBIs this month.

The Phillies enter play today with a 11.4% chance to reach the postseaon, according to FanGraphs. The club sits two games off the pace for the final Wild Card spot.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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