Soon, reinforcements will arrive.
J.P. Crawford. Odubel Herrera. Aaron Altherr. Those three players will be here soon, but not tonight. No, tonight, we get Nick Pivetta and the Phillies try to win their second game in a row against the Miami Marlins, who are surprisingly fighting for a wild card in the season’s final month.
|PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Freddy Galvis - SS||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Rhys Hoskins - LF||Christian Yelich - CF|
|Tommy Joseph - 1B||Marcell Ozuna - LF|
|Maikel Franco - 3B||J.T. Realmuto - 1B|
|Nick Williams - RF||Brian Anderson - 3B|
|Pedro Florimon - CF||A.J. Ellis - C|
|Jorge Alfaro - C||Mike Aviles - SS|
|Nick Pivetta - RHP||Dillon Peters - LHP|
Miami trails the Colorado Rockies by six games in the wild card race, and with a series sweep or taking two out of three, the Phillies can essentially bury them this week.
Of course, that will require a better effort from Nick Pivetta, who gave up three first inning runs his last time out but managed to stay in the game for a little while. He’s 5-9 with a 6.57 ERA this season.
Of course, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams at least give you a reason to tune in a couple times an hour. Hoskins is riding a 13-game hitting streak, batting .304 on the season. They will face Marlins starter Dillon Peters, who apparently plays professional baseball and is a person I’ve never heard of.
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