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Game Thread 8/4: Marlins at Phillies

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Zach Eflin and the Phillies get Jose Urena tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t tell me this exists for any analytical reason. It’s just to make you ill.

That’s tonight’s Marlins starter, Jose Urena, making a real jabroni out of some poor Nationals hitter. Urena has had his struggles this year, with an especially tender July in which he only lasted through the sixth inning once in five starts (and twice couldn’t get past the fourth). As they’ve met over the years, both Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera have gotten to him, Herrera with a .385 BA, two doubles and a triple in 13 AB and Franco hitting .313 off him in 16 AB since 2015. Let’s hope that success continues tonight.