Home runs powered the Phillies to a win Wednesday night as they look to sweep the Marlins in their rain-shortened series. Here is how to watch or listen.
Vince Velasquez had his second straight going six innings or more as he allowed three runs over 6.1 innings in the Phillies‘ 7-4 win over the Marlins. Maikel Franco hit his second grand slam of the season – the third of his career – and Freddy Galvis and Michael Saunders homered as well in the victory.
Philadelphia is now looking to secure a two-game sweep over the Marlins at Citizen’s Bank Park. Here is everything you need to know about the game:
Date: April 27, 2017
First Pitch: 1:05 pm ET
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (3-0, 1.88) vs. Edinson Volquez (0-2, 4.82 ERA)
Radio Station: 94.1 WIP (Phillies), WZTU 94.9 HD-2, WAQI 710, 940 AM WINZ (Marlins)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phillies), FS-Florida (Marlins)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
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Hellickson is coming off of a start in which he went seven innings, allowed just two runs, and struck out five batters. He currently has a league-leading 0.708 WHIP and a strong 1.88 ERA. Opponents have a .063 batting average against Hellickson’s changeup.
Volquez takes the mound for the Marlins with far weaker numbers with a 4.82 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. Despite that, our own Mike Azzalina named him a roadblock for the Phils in this series.
Galvis could have a field day today. In seven career at-bats against Volquez, he has a .571 batting average with a home run and two RBI. Daniel Nava also has four hits in six at-bats against Volquez.
For the Marlins, Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich both have batting averages .300 or better against Hellickson in their careers.