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    The opening odds start here jimmythegreek's Avatar
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    Philadelphia/Miami over 5 +110:
    The Marlins (41-49) are coming off being swept at home by the LA Dodgers who at 64-29 sport the best record in the majors. Justin Turner hot his 11th HR of the season and Austin Barnes went 2 for 4 with an RBI as LA held off Miami 3-2 yesterday. Rich Hill gave up just a run and 5 hits with no walks and 9 strikeouts to improve to 6-4 this season. The Dodgers used 5 pitchers in all capped off by Kelly Jansen’s 23rd save striking out 3 batters. Chris O’Grady took the loss evening his record at 1-1 despite yielding 3 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 6 K’s in just his second start of the season. Christian Yelich and Ichiro Suzuki each had RBI hits but it wasn’t nearly enough to salvage a win. Meanwhile in Milwaukee yesterday Philadelphia salvaged the 3rd game of their series thanks to a grand slam by Nick Williams that propelled the Phillies to a 5-2 win at Miller Field. Odubel Herrera went 2 for 5 with an RBI and Jeremy Hellickson earned his 6th win against 5 losses going 5 and yielding just 2 runs on 4 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Hector Neris picked up his 8th save despite giving up 2 hits in the 9th. Rob Scahil took the loss in relief of Matt Garza and fell to 1-3 overall allowing 3 runs on 3 hits without the benefit of recording an out. Tyler Webb was credited with a blown save. The Phillies look to continue their winning ways tonight in Miami as the fish look to end a 3 game losing streak.

    Tom Koehler (1-4 8.00) gets the ball this evening winless since April 23rd. The 31 year old 6 year veteran right-hander has dropped his last 3 decisions and over that span has an ERA of 16.75. His last outing at St Louis he yielded 3 runs on 4 hits in 5 IP walking 3 and striking out 7 in a 10-8 loss to the Cardinals. He faces a Phillies lineup hitting a paltry .245 averaging just 3.6 runs per contest along with 92 HR ranking 11th in the NL. Tommy Joseph (.246 15 43) leads the club in HR and has been around the mediocre line in hitting efficiency for most of the season. Aaron Altherr has been one of the teams’ few bright spots but just landed on the DL to a sprained hamstring. Maikel Franco (.224 13 47) has 5 hits in his last 13 at bats (.385) leading the Phils in RBI. Herrera (.262 8 33) has hit safely in 7 of his last 8 (.320) but needs to cut down on his 25% strikeout ratio which is high for an outfielder at the top of the lineup.

    The Phillies counter with Jerad Eickhoff (1-7 4.63) who finally broke the schneid last outing out with his first win of the season, a 7-1 win over San Diego last week. A victim of tough luck and a lack of run support as of late, the 27 year old third year righty turned out his best outing of the season going 5 scoreless string innings giving up 5 hits walking only 1 and striking out 8. Eickhoff took advantage of this matchup with the league’s worst offense while receiving six home runs in support. He faces a Marlins lineup hitting a fairly consistent .269 overall averaging 4.6 runs per contest with some scattered punch in the lineup evident by their 104 HR. Marcell Ozuma (.317 23 70) leads the fish in hitting RBI and is second in HR. Ozuna has 10 hits in his last 29 at-bats (.345) hitting safely in 7 of his last 8. Giancarlo Stanton (.272 26 59) is hitting .333 over the last week sandwiching the ASB tied for the NL lead in HR with Joey Votto. Dee Gordon (.290 0 18) has 32 stolen bases in 38 attempts (84%), good for third overall in the majors. Justin Bour (.287 20 61) has just one HR in his last 20 games but is second on the club with 61 driven in. JT Realmuto (.306 8 35) has done a fine job behind the plate and brings in a current 9 game hitting streak (.366).

    Once again, a rare opportunity for dog money this evening at a venue that clearly favors the pitchers. At 407 out to center field and 386 to left center along with retractable roof, the normally humid outdoor conditions knocks down the carry and leverage of the ball out to the deepest portions of the ballpark. Eickhoff has had 3 straight solid outings but has still struggled overall facing a Marlins team desperate for a win. Philadelphia is also playing for pride and with Marlins manager Don Mattingly giving Koehler a short leash to stay in the starting rotation, the Phils may have something to build on as they look to at least improve on their otherwise awful 33% winning success rate. After earning a tough luck push on Saturday, we look to bring one back to the left side and in the process inch closer to the break even mark. Best of luck however you play!

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    Default Re: MONDAY FIRST 5 INNINGS PLAY (YTD 11-13)

    Well done Greek, congrats on the win!


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