The Miami Marlins are in the middle of a crucial ten game span against NL East foes. Tonight, Miami will finish their four games series with the Philadelphia Phillies before facing the New York Mets at home on Friday. Following the series with the Mets, the Marlins get face the Phillies again in Miami.
The Marlins have a 4-2 record since the All-Star break. In their current series with the Phillies, they are leading 2-1. Miami won the first two games in extra-innings with a 3-2 score in the 11th inning on Monday and a 2-1 score in the 10th inning on Tuesday. Last night, Philadelphia got the better of Miami in a 4-1 game. Jeremy Hellickson had an incredible outing pitching eight full innings, allowing only one earned run, and eight strikeouts for the Phillies.
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 21, 2016
Marlins manager Don Mattingly says that a pitcher like Hellickson has been giving the offense problems this year. Despite grabbing two wins so far in this series, the Marlins have slowed down offensively. Superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton highlights the team’s struggles by only going 1-12 in the last three games. Mattingly emphasized the concerns the team has offensively.
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First pitch is schedule to take place at 7:05 p.m.