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Phillies-Mariners: Game 29 Preview

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By Michael LipinskiSports Talk Philly Editor 

The Philadelphia Phillies (12-16) begin their first West Coast trip of the season on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners (13-16).  Philadelphia has lost six of their last ten games including a two-game split against the New York Mets in a rain shortened series. Seattle has lost eight of their last ten including six-in-a-row prior to Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tampa.

Philadelphia sits 7-games behind New York in the NL East.  Seattle is 5-½-games behind the AL West leading Los Angeles Angels. 

First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m./eastern from Safeco Field T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

Pitching Matchup

Ranger Suarez (2-1, 4.63 ERA) vs. Chris Flexen (1-4, 3.10 ERA)

Ranger Suarez is coming off a 6-4 loss to Texas in his last outing on May 3.  Suarez struggled to make it through 5 IP allowing 5 R, 3 ER, on 6 H, and 93 pitches.  It marked the fifth time this season that Suarez was unable to register a quality start.  

Chris Flexen is coming off a 4-0 loss to Houston in his last outing on May 3.  In that game, Flexen allowed 1 ER through 5 IP and received little help from the Seattle offense. In fact, Flexen has received a total of 5 R of run support in his five starts this season. 

Game Notes

  • Team Batting Average: Phillies- .247 (5th), Mariners- .230 (19th)
  • Team Runs Scored: Phillies- 122 (12th), Mariners- 118 (15th)
  • Team HR: Phillies- 30 (9th), Mariners- 31 (7th)
  • Team ERA: Phillies- 4.06 (23rd), Mariners- 3.65 (16th)
  • Team ERA/Starters: Phillies- 3.87 (18th), Mariners- 3.65 (14th)
  • Team ERA/Bullpen: Phillies- 4.43 (26th), Mariners- 3.65 (20th) 
  • Recent History
    • 6/28/17- Phillies 5, Mariners 4 (at SEA)
    • 6/27/17- Phillies 8, Mariners 2 (at SEA)
    • 5/10/17- Mariners 11, Phillies 6 (at PHI)
    • 5/09/17- Mariners 10, Phillies 9 (at PHI)

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia 
Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM and the Phillies Radio Network

 

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