BOTTOM LINE: Miami heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Cody Poteet. Poteet threw seven innings, giving up zero runs on three hits with four strikeouts against New York.
The Marlins are 8-7 against teams from the NL East. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .290 is last in the National League. Corey Dickerson leads the lineup with an OBP of .344.
The Phillies are 11-13 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia has slugged .381 this season. Bryce Harper leads the team with a mark of .489.
The Marlins won the last meeting 6-0. Sandy Alcantara earned his second victory and Garrett Cooper went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs for Miami. David Hale registered his second loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with nine home runs and is batting .255.
Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with nine home runs and is batting .257.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 6-4, .227 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs