Phillies vs. Marlins: MLB Free Picks and Game Preview at YouWager

7:10 PM ET, September 23, 2013
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia: Halladay (4-4, 6.71 ERA)
Miami: Eovaldi (3-6, 3.79 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies Ryne Sandberg will be back with the team next year, however Roy Halladay may not.

The veteran starting pitcher has two more scheduled chances to impress YouWager experts and the rest of the baseball world.

Tonight Halladay will try to help his team snap their four-game slide when he goes for a second straight victory over the Miami Marlins.

Having clinched their first losing season since 2002, Philadelphia (71-84) is already planning for next year and decided to sign Sandberg to a three-year deal.

The Phillies are 18-17 under Sandberg, but have dropped four in a row following Sunday’s 4-3 defeat versus the New York Mets.

The 10x All-Star is 15-12 with a 5.12 ERA in two seasons after going 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two with Philadelphia, winning his most recent Cy Young in 2010.

Halladay is 2-0 with a 4.28 ERA in five starts since returning from right shoulder surgery. The 36 year-old was sharp Tuesday, yielding one run and four hits in six innings of a 6-4 victory versus the Marlins.
The right-hander’s 4-1 despite a 6.51 ERA in his last five starts versus Miami, winning his last two road meetings behind a 3.46 ERA.

The Marlins (57-99) come into a season-ending six-game homestand after concluding a 3-8 road trip with a doubleheader split versus the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Miami lost the second game 5-4 after a 4-2 win in the opener.

The Marlins will open with Nathan Eovaldi (3-6, 3.79) who is make his second straight start versus the Phillies.

The righty is 0-4 with a 5.40 ERA in five previous meetings, pitching past the fifth inning only once.
Eovaldi tossed four scoreless innings Wednesday but allowed three runs — two earned — before being pulled after the fifth in a 4-3 win in 10. He finished with five strikeouts and four walks while hitting a batter for the first time this MLB season.

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