Major League Baseball
Philadelphia at Miami
When: 7:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

The Miami Marlins' offense lacked any semblance of bite in the last two games, as the suddenly sputtering club has mustered all of seven singles en route to a pair of shutout losses. The Marlins will look to flip the switch on Tuesday as they host the second contest of their three-game series against the National League East-rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Tommy Joseph hasn't been shy about showing Miami how it's done this season, as his RBI double in the eighth inning plated Maikel Franco to lift Philadelphia to a 4-0 victory on Monday. The 25-year-old Joseph, who had two of the Phillies' six hits in the series opener, is 9-for-23 with three homers and four RBIs in six meetings with the Marlins this season. While Philadelphia has won six of the 11 encounters with Miami, the latter has found itself on the business end of a shutout three times since the All-Star break. Marcell Ozuna is 1-for-14 in his last four games, but is 3-for-9 with a solo homer in his career versus Tuesday starter Jerad Eickhoff.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, FSN Florida (Miami)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jerad Eickhoff (6-11, 3.98 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Tom Koehler (7-8, 4.42)

Eickhoff was battered for the second time in three outings on Thursday as he allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings of a 9-3 setback to Miami. The 26-year-old owns a 1-2 mark versus the Marlins and has been taken deep three times in as many meetings. The road hasn't been kind of Eickhoff, who is just 2-6 with a gaudy 5.51 ERA and 1.51 WHIP away from Citizens Bank Park.

Koehler turned in one of his better starts of the season on Thursday, posting his first victory in over a month after allowing just one unearned run on two hits in eight innings of a 9-3 win over Philadelphia. The 30-year-old did permit two homers for the third time in six contests. Koehler has pitched well in three meetings with the Phillies this season, yielding one run on two hits of a no-decision on May 7 before taking the loss after issuing five walks along with three runs in seven frames of a 4-2 setback 11 days later.


1. Philadelphia 2B Cesar Hernandez is 6-for-13 with four RBIs in his last three games.

2. The Marlins are 20-28 versus the NL East.

3. Phillies RF Peter Bourjos is 0-for-16 with six strikeouts in his last four contests.

PREDICTION: Marlins 2, Phillies 1
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Philadelphia 46-55 W1 23-28 23-27 20-21 9-17 9-9 8-8
Miami 53-46 L2 25-22 28-24 20-28 15-5 14-6 4-7
Last Meeting
Philadelphia Miami
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
7/25/16 PHI 4 MIA 0 .212 0 .639 .069 0 .169
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Philadelphia C. Hernandez .268 11 .675
Miami C. Yelich .362 17 1.069
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Philadelphia T. Joseph 3 3 4
Miami C. Yelich 3 9 8
Pitching ERA Avg K
Philadelphia 3.21 .223 91
Miami 2.82 .242 94
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Philadelphia O. Herrera .286 107 .792
Miami C. Yelich .322 112 .892
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Philadelphia M. Franco 18 38 55
Miami G. Stanton 21 44 55
Pitching ERA Avg K
Philadelphia 4.25 .241 838
Miami 3.94 .270 855