Miami Marlins vs San Diego by Sors

The Miami Marlins will send David Phelps (7-6 with a 2.28 ERA) to the mound for Friday’s opener of their three-game series with the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park.


Phelps pitched well in his previous four starts this season, as the right-hander has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of those four outings, though he hasn’t made it out of the sixth inning in three of them.


The 29-year-old pitcher yielded 40 hits and 16 runs, while walking 22 and striking out 69 over 54 1/3 innings in fifty relief appearances prior to those four games.


Phelps is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two career starts versus San Diego, but now he will face an opponent with obvious problems in offense, as the Padres were limited to three or fewer runs in nine of their last twelve games and have .194 BA, with 17 runs from the last five.


The Miami Marlins, on the other hand, were limited to three or fewer runs in each of their last five games (3-2), with a .205 batting average and 11 runs over that span.


The Padres will give the ball to Jarred Cosart (0-1 with a 5.45 ERA) for the opening game of the series.


The 26-year-old right-hander went 0-1 with a 5.95 ERA in four starts for Miami earlier this year, but posted a 3.15 ERA in his previous four starts with the Padres, though he lasted less than six innings in three of those four outings.Cosart yielded 1 run on 8 hits and struck out a season-high seven batters over 5 2/3 innings of a 7-4 home win against the Diamondbacks last Friday.


I expect less than eight runs in the opening game of this series between the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres.


Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
under 8.00 Marathonbet 1.78 8 7-6 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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