Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting: The Florida Marlins (59-53) who just will not go away in this year’s pennant race, hit the road for a tough stretch. First stop, Philadelphia Phillies (61-50) for a 3-game set. Then, they head to the Big Apple to take on the New York Mets (58-53) for another 3-game series.
The opener against the Phillies is scheduled for Tuesday evening starting at 7:05 PM ET from Citizens Bank Park. At BodogLife.com, the Philadelphia Phillies are -155 betting odds Money Line favorites in game 1 against the visiting Florida Marlins (+135).
The Florida Marlins are currently in second place in the National League East, trailing the Philadelphia Phillies by a mere 2½ games going into game 1.
Needless to say, that this series is huge for both of these clubs, and for the 3rd place Mets.
Starting tonight for the visiting Florida Marlins, and making just his 5th start of the season, will be RHP Josh Johnson.
Thus far, Johnson has registered a mark of 1-0, along with an ERA of 4.18, 20 strikeouts, and 8 basses on balls, in 23.2 innings pitched.
Johnson’s opponent tonight will be the LHP Jamie Moyer. Thus far, after 22 starts, Moyer has a record of 10-6, with an ERA of 3.79, 84 strike outs, and 40 basses on balls, in 133 innings pitched.
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