BoopProps Friday - Baseball: Phillies vs. Marlins, Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, Andrew McCutchen
The Marlins were not nearly as awful as the Tigers or the Orioles were in 2019, but they were by far the worst team in the National League (by 13 games). And guess who gets to pick on them first in 2020?
The Phillies scored 774 runs last season, which happened to match the NL average exactly. They opened with a 10-spot against the Braves, their third double-digit output on Opening Day since 2010. And they did it without much help from Bryce Harper, who started his Phillies career with a 0-for-3 (walk, run) before going 8-for-13 over his next four games – two of which were against his former team, the Nationals.
Harper homered in each of the last four Phillies-Marlins series last season, so let’s see him keep that streak alive with an early dinger in 2020.
Rhys Hoskins (and Andrew McCutchen) will be trying to become the third (and fourth) Phillie in five seasons to homer in consecutive Openers, something only three others Phillies had ever done before. (Check out that entire list on Twitter @BoopStats.)
If any of those guys would kindly go yard, that would go a long way toward the Phils putting some high numbers on the board – and some cash in our pocket.
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Phillies Runs –
$5/$3.85 . . . Over 4.5 (-130)
Total Runs –
$4/$5.12 . . . Over 9.5 (+130)
$2/$3.48 . . . Over 10.5 (+174)
$1/$2.60 . . . Over 11.5 (+260)
$1/$3.40 . . . Over 12.5 (+340)
$1/$4.90 . . . Over 13.5 (+490)
$1/$6.60 . . . Over 14.5 (+660)
To Homer –
$5/$25.00 . . . Hoskins (+500)
$5/$18.75 . . . Harper (+375)
$5/$17.50 . . . McCutchen (+400)