MLB Game Preview - Miami at Philadelphia
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MIA
6
PHI
4
F
TOR
6
BOS
1
F
DET
3
CLE
8
F
SD
10
PIT
11
F(11)
ATL
4
WAS
3
F(10)
HOU
9
NYY
4
F
CIN
5
MIL
7
F
MIN
1
KC
6
F
NYM
3
CHC
5
F
CHW
4
TEX
7
F
TB
8
OAK
2
F
SF
2
ARI
3
F(10)
BAL
3
SEA
13
F
COL
3
LAD
6
F
LAA
6
STL
4
F
Marlins eye sweep of skidding Phillies
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:29 AM

The firsts were much more enjoyable Saturday afternoon for the Miami Marlins than the Philadelphia Phillies. On Sunday, the Marlins will look to continue their enjoyment and the Phillies' misery with another number: Three.

The Marlins will attempt to complete a rare series sweep when they close out a three-game set in Philadelphia. Phenom Jordan Yamamoto (2-0, 0.00 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for Miami against Enyel De Los Santos (0-0, 6.43) in a battle of rookie right-handers.

A pair of Marlins enjoyed long-awaited moments Saturday. Catcher Wilkin Castillo's first big league hit in 10 years, a two-run RBI double in the seventh inning, gave Miami the lead for good in a 5-3 win. Rookie Jose Quijada recorded the final two outs to earn his first big league save.

The hit was the first for Castillo in 3,654 days -- since June 20, 2009, when he delivered an RBI single for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago White Sox before suffering a torn right labrum. Castillo spent the next eight seasons playing in the minors for six organizations before playing independent ball with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League in 2018.

Castillo signed with the Marlins in March and finally received the call back to the majors on Friday, when starting catcher Jorge Alfaro was placed on the seven-day concussion injured list.

"I'm really happy for Wilkin," Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters afterward. "There's a lot of guys out there that get a taste, then something happens and they're trying to fight their way back. It tells you a lot about guys when they hang in there."

After suffering their season-high sixth straight loss, the Phillies weren't quite in the mood to celebrate the first ejection of Gabe Kapler's managerial career. Kapler was tossed in the fourth for arguing a called third strike on Scott Kingery.

The Phillies are in danger of being swept for the second straight time and for the third time this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers earned a three-game sweep from May 31 through June 2.

"We're not playing good baseball. Period," Kapler told reporters afterward. "There's not a single part of our game that is where it needs to be. It's unacceptable. And we're going to make it better."

The Marlins will be looking to complete their third series sweep of the season Sunday. Miami swept back-to-back three-game sets against the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers from May 17-23.

Yamamoto, who was among the players acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Christian Yelich deal following the 2017 season, opened his big league career with back-to-back scoreless seven-inning efforts against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Yamamoto allowed just two hits and struck out seven in the Marlins' 6-0 win on Tuesday. The 14 straight scoreless innings are the most ever by a Miami starter to open his career.

De Los Santos will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his first big league start of the season and his first for the Phillies since he took the mound against the Marlins last July 15. He is 0-0 with an 8.59 ERA in three games (one start) against the Marlins.

--Field Level Media

Team Record Comparison

Team Standings GB W-L Aw/Hm Stk L10
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Philadelphia            

Scheduled Starting Pitchers

Jordan Yamamoto - MIA
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Enyel De Los Santos - PHI
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Hot Batters (Last 10 team games)

Injury Report