Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies 10/4/2023 – Baseball fans, get ready for an electrifying showdown as the Miami Marlins face the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of their National League Wild Card series at Citizens Bank Park. Following an intense 4–1 victory by the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1, expect another thrilling battle between these teams in this must-watch matchup. The MLB Wild Card Betting picks are up and running and the Phillies are just one win away from qualifying to the next round.
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies 10/4/2023
|When:||Wednesday, October 4, 8: 08 PM ET|
|Where:||Citizens Bank Park|
Every game led to this moment. pic.twitter.com/nwGn2cVIph
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) October 3, 2023
Marlins offense has struggled throughout their season and continues to do so into the playoffs, failing to produce even one run in the 7th inning Tuesday’s game versus Phillies; Luiz Arraez made an appearance despite appearing injured, scoring one run. All eyes will now turn toward Braxton Garrett who will begin for them against the Mets; Garrett pitched four innings allowing three hits and four runs;
The Philadelphia Phillies are only one win away from moving forward into Round 2, and their success in Game 1 can be credited to strong pitching. Nick Castellanos led with two hits and scored once for the Phillies while no home runs were hit despite scoring four runs overall. In Game 2, Aaron Nola will need to give another strong performance; during his last appearance against the Pirates he pitched 6.2 innings allowing four hits but only one run to advance them into Round 2.
Marlins Offensive Stats
This season, the Marlins have amassed 259 doubles and hit 166 home runs en route to an overall slugging percentage of 405. However, they’ve struck out 1,288 times while drawing only 430 walks; their run average is currently 4.1 per game which ranks them 26th overall in MLB; 635 RBIs have been recorded with 1,427 hits for an overall team batting average of 259. Additionally, their on-base percentage stands at 317; ultimately they’ve scored 668 runs total.
Marlins Pitching Performance
On the pitching front, Miami currently ranks 16th in MLB with an earned run average (ERA) of 4.22 this season and ranks 16th overall. They have struck out 1,490 batters while giving up 191 homers and 723 total runs (17th). Their pitching staff issued 514 walks; FIP stands at 4.13; they allowed 1,341 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) that have produced 673 earned runs; strikeout-to-walk ratio stands at 2.90 with an overall team WHIP score of 1.29
The Philadelphia Phillies boast a slugging percentage of.438, scoring 4.91 runs per game on average to rank 8th in MLB. Their offense has produced 291 doubles, 539 walks taken, 796 runs scored and 220 homers with 771 RBIs to their name; moreover, they’ve struck out an astounding 1,481 times (8th most in the league) while recording 1,417 base hits; they maintain an on-base percentage of.327 with an overall team batting average of.256
Phillies Pitching Performance
The Phillies pitching staff currently boasts a WHIP of 1.239 and FIP of 4.00 this season, allowing 1,317 total hits and 715 runs while maintaining an ERA of 4.03 (645 earned runs allowed). Striking out 1,454 batters while issuing 470 walks has resulted in an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio of 9.10. The Phillies have also given up 185 homer runs while yielding 4.46 runs per 9 innings (12th best MLB).
The Phillies have utilized their relievers in 71 save opportunities this season, and have converted 63.4% of these save situations successfully. Their relief pitchers have entered 160 times with base runners on them – in 34.1% of cases inheriting them to score runs against opposing teams! – and made 181 high-leverage appearances this season.
On defense, the Phillies have achieved a defensive efficiency of 69.5% out of 12,981 innings played – placing them 23rd in Major League Baseball and 21st overall in their fielding percentage at 984. They’ve amassed 117 double plays while holding onto 21st in fielding percentage – as well as amassing 1,385 assists and making 4,327 putouts during that span.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games.
Total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
Miami are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
Miami are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games played in October.
Philadelphia are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games against Miami.
Philadelphia are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.
Philadelphia are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games played in October.
Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick
Aaron Nola holds an MLB career record of 90-71 with an ERA of 3.72 and 1,582 strikeouts over 1,422 innings pitched. He’s allowed 1,234 base hits for a WHIP of 1.129; his FIP stands at 3.4; and he maintains a K/BB ratio of 4.26 over 5,815 batters pitched to.
Braxton Garrett has pitched 289 innings with 286 strikeouts over his 14-17 career record and an ERA/WHIP ratio of 3.86/1.272; he’s allowed 290 hits while issuing 78 walks.
Game 2 will set the stage, with both teams desperate for a decisive victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. While the Phillies hold an edge right now, anything is possible in baseball! Stay tuned for another thrilling contest as both sides try to turn things around and extend their playoff journey while looking to seal their position for round 2. The MLB postseason betting predictions are intact for the Phillies to win this game and cover the spread, as indicated by the sports betting site.
Score Prediction: Phillies 7, Marlins 5.