Phillies @ Marlins
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- The Phillies have posted a 12-7 record in their last 19 games against the National League East after going going 13-28 against the division between May 11th and August 9th.
- Philadelphia is currently 33-39 against the NL East overall this season and have guaranteed their third-consecutive losing season in the division.
- The Phillies have fallen 21 games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals.
- Philadelphia has posted a 10-12 record in the month of September after going 14-13 in August.
- Holding onto late leads has been a strength of the Phillies going 57-5 when leading after eight innings but they are just 4-70 when trailing after eight.
- Scoring first has shown to be a good sign for Philadelphia as they are 47-26 when getting on the board first but just 25-60 when falling behind.
- Starter Kyle Kendrick was fabulous last night needing just 86 pitches to get through seven innings en route to his team-leading 10th victory.
- Kendrick also had a career-high three hits going 3-for-3 with an RBI double.
- Maikel Franco had a strong game going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
- Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Darin Ruf ripped a double, worked a walk and scored a run.
Place: 4th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Marlins are 8-10 against the Phillies this season but 5-3 against them at Marlins Park.
- Miami has fared well against Philadelphia in South Florida as they are 92-86 all-time against the Phillies in Miami, including a 14-12 mark at Marlins Park. However, they are 160-198 overall against the Phillies.
- The Marlins lead the National League in runs after the seventh inning with 235.
- Clutch hitting has been the key for the Marlins as they have gone hitless with runners in scoring position just three times in their last 31 games dating back to August 21st.
- Garrett Jones had a strong game for the Marlins last night going 2-for-4 with two doubles and Miami's only run scored.
- Enrique Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Christian Yelich and Donovan Solano both went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Casey McGehee was the only other Marlin to record a hit going 1-for-4.
6-8, 3.77 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Buchanan, 25, allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work in Friday night's loss to the Athletics. The loss snapped a five start stretch of no-decisions. In two career starts against the Marlins, Buchanan is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He has never pitched at Marlins Park.
9-10, 3.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Koehler, 28, allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts in five innings in Friday night's loss to the Nationals. In six career games (four starts) against the Phillies, Koehler is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. In 32 career games (25 starts) at Marlins Park, he is 8-11 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.