7:05 PM ET, September 17, 2013
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Miami: Flynn (0-1, 10.13 ERA)
Philadelphia: Halladay (3-4, 7.28 ERA)
It appears as though Roy Halladay’s time with the Philadelphia Phillies could be ending. Online sports betting fans aren’t too happy with his latest performances either.
Tonight the 36 year-old pitcher will try to prove he can still blow everyone away and return next season, as he faces the Miami Marlins for the first time since turning in one of the worst outings of his career.
Halladay (3-4, 7.28 ERA), who unanimously won the 2010 NL Cy Young Award in his first season with the Phillies, could be making his final start for the team at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia (70-80) hasThursday off before hosting the New York Mets for a three-game series this weekend to conclude the home schedule.
The right-hander is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 14 walks while hitting five batters in 21 1/3 innings over four starts since missing 3 1/2 months due to shoulder surgery.
Halladay, an eight-time All-Star, wasn’t at his best when he met the San Diego Padres on Thursday, surrendering five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 10-5 win, while issuing five walks for a second straight start.
Philadelphia, seemingly headed for their first losing season since 2002, defeated Miami 12-2 in Monday’s opener for their sixth straight win in the series. Cliff Lee allowed two runs in eight innings and helped himself with career highs of three hits and four RBIs.
The Marlins (55-95) are currently losers of nine of 11 and will be sending Brian Flynn (0-1, 10.13), to the mound. YouWager experts consider that the 23 year-old pitcher is bidding to become a member of next year’s rotation.
Flynn has fallen flat so far, failing to muster an out in the fifth inning while both of his starts ended in Miami’s defeats. The Rookie had a difficult time again Thursday, surrendering six runs while issuing six walks in four innings of a 6-1 defeat versus the Atlanta Braves.