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The Marlins play 3 games in Philly before returning home.

Rafael Marchan #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during his MLB debut against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 14, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies host the Miami Marlins for a 3-game series this week, before the Fish return home. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Tuesday, May 18 at 7:05 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Wednesday, May 19 at 7:05 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Thursday, May 20 at 7:05 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida, MLB Network (out-of-market only)
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Miami Marlins pitcher Trevor Rogers (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field.  Photo by Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: RHP Cody Poteet vs. RHP Zack Wheeler

  • Poteet: 3.60 ERA, 0.800 WHIP, 31.6 K%, 38.5 HardHit% in 5.0 IP
  • Wheeler: 2.85 ERA, 1.025 WHIP, 26.7 K%, 35.3 HardHit% in 53.2 IP

Wednesday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Zach Eflin

  • Rogers: 1.84 ERA, 1.068 WHIP, 32.6 K%, 44.9 HardHit% in 44.0 IP
  • Eflin: 3.86 ERA, 1.169 WHIP, 24.5 K%, 45.7 HardHit% in 51.1 IP

Thursday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. RHP Vince Velasquez

  • Alcantara: 4.06 ERA, 1.157 WHIP, 24.2 K%, 39.7 HardHit% in 51.0 IP
  • Velasquez: 3.68 ERA, 1.398 WHIP, 28.9 K%, 47.2 HardHit% in 29.1 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Chisholm, Rojas, Aguilar, Dickerson, Duvall, Anderson, Leon, Sierra. MIA Bench: Diaz, Brinson, Berti, Cooper, Wallach. MIA IL: Alfaro, Marte. MIA AAA: Devers, Harrison. PHI: McCutchen, Segura, Harper, Realmuto, Hoskins, Gregorius, Bohm, Herrera. PHI Bench: Knapp, Maton, Miller, Kingery, Marchan. PHI IL: Joyce, Quinn, Torreyes. PHIL Restricted: Haseley. PHI AAA: Moniak
Please note that both the Marlins and Phillies lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.
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What to watch for on...

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) doubles during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Photo by Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday: Miguel Rojas vs. Zack Wheeler.

  • Rojas’ career vs. Wheeler: 5-for-19, 2 HR, 3 K, 1 BB.
  • Of all Marlins hitters, Rojas has had the most success against Wheeler in his career. Miggy-Ro has also been hot lately, so look for him to lead the way on Tuesday night.

Wednesday: Can Trevor Rogers continue his magnificence?

  • Rogers has been one of the best pitchers in the National League this season.
  • The Phillies have a power-packed lineup with Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, and Rhys Hoskins in the middle of their lineup. Rogers, who has allowed the second-fewest home runs per nine innings (0.409 HR/9) in the NL this season, won’t go down without a fight.

Thursday: A bounce-back outing from Sandy Alcantara.

  • Alcantara’s last outing, May 14 vs. Dodgers: 1.1 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • There isn’t much to say about Alcantara’s last outing other than it was not good. Instead of dwelling on last week’s start, look for Sandy to come out strong against the Phillies on Thursday. Harper has had the most success against him, going 6-for-16 with 5 walks in his career.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (7 votes)
  • 35%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (10 votes)
  • 21%
    Phillies win, 2-1
    (6 votes)
  • 17%
    Phillies sweep, 3-0
    (5 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now