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Phillies vs. Marlins: Game 99 Thread

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Ichiro will start and close in on 3,000 in tonight's matchup with the Phils.

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Tom Koelher and the Marlins will look to bounce back after feeling the wrath of Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies yet again last night.

Currently tied for the second Wild Card spot, the Fish will need to take these next two games in this series before their next two series against the Cardinals and Cubs.

Pitching Matchup
Team Starter ERA FIP 2016 ZIPS Projected ERA
PHI Jerad Eickhoff 3.94 3.97 4.58
MIA Tom Koehler 4.42 4.40 4.24

Koelher (7-8) looked great in his last start a week ago against these same Phillies, only giving up two hits and one earned run in an eight-inning win. Koehler has struggled with consistency this year, as he hadn't pitched past the fifth inning in almost a month before his last start.

Jerad Eickhoff (6-11) hasn't had a great month of July, and gave up six runs over five innings in his start against Miami last week. Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo shot off the rookie in that start. Eickhoff took a loss in his only other start against the Marlins on May 16, giving up three runs over six innings.

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Ichiro Suzuki - CF
Odubel Herrera - CF Martin Prado - 3B
Maikel Franco - 3B Christian Yelich - LF
Ryan Howard - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Cameron Rupp - C Chris Johnson - 1B
Cody Asche - LF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C
Peter Bourjos - RF Miguel Rojas - 2B
Jerad Eickhoff - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP
Ichiro is leading off and taking over for Ozuna in center. Miguel Rojas will spell Dietrich at second and Jeff Mathis gets the start behind the plate after catching Koehler's last start.
Notes
- Ichiro is only four hits away! Could this be the night?
- Ryan Howard is one of only two Phillies who has homered off of Koehler
Bold Prediction: Koehler puts together another nice start in a 5-2 Miami win.