There’s been little for Marlins fans to cheer about during the past two-plus weeks, as their once Wild Card-hopeful club has dropped 15 of 17, punctuated by getting swept by the Phillies on Thursday.
Welcome to Miller Park, home of the Miami Marlins. For three days, anyway.
The Phillies mashed their way to a three-game sweep of the Marlins on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Before the Marlins are re-routed from their initial destination, Miami, to the new location of their next series, Milwaukee, the Fish and Phillies will wrap up their three-game set in Philadelphia.
Rhys Hoskins continues to hit home runs at a record pace, but the Phillies had to love what they saw Wednesday night from Aaron Nola.
The 2018 season, expected to be the first under the Marlins’ new ownership, a group that is expected to include Derek Jeter, will feature the club playing the Yankees, both home and away.
The Phillies thought they won in the ninth inning Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Coming off a 2-13 stretch, the Marlins are in real need of a series victory and are set to throw their two best starters on Wednesday and Thursday, beginning with Dan Straily (9-8, 3.95 ERA).
The Marlins start the 2018 season at home on March 29, when they host the Cubs. Check out the full slate.
Marlins Park withstood the wrath of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, sustaining minor roof damage, but the building did not experience any flooding or water damage, the Marlins said in a statement. But whether the Marlins play host to the Brewers on Friday still has not been determined.
What options do the Marlins have for the ninth inning if Brad Ziegler misses time? What direction is the club likely to take in the near future? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.
After a lengthy road trip, the Phillies return to the confines of Citizens Bank Park to begin a three-game set against the Marlins. Tuesday’s opener will feature a matchup of rookie pitchers: Miami left-hander Dillon Peters (0-1, 2.25 ERA) versus Philadelphia right-hander Nick Pivetta (5-10, 6.49 ERA).