By Michael Donovan
Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson will be on display tonight against the team rumored to be interested in trading for him.
After Wei-Yin Chen missed his regular bullpen session on Saturday because of an undisclosed issue, Jarred Cosart will be called up as the fill-in starter.
Cosart had a 4.09 ERA in 10 starts at Triple-A New Orleans after an early-season demotion from the Majors. Cosart (0-1, 7.98 ERA) allowed 13 earned runs on 16 hits in 14 2/3 innings upon making the Marlins’ opening day roster.
Hellickson (7-7, 3.84) was excellent against the Marlins last Wednesday, allowing just one run on five hits and no walks while striking out eight in a 4-1 Phillies win. He has allowed one earned run in four of his past five starts, going 3-1 in that time.
The 2.40 ERA Cosart has in his career against the Phillies is his best versus any team against which he has made at least three starts.
Despite sitting well over .500 for the season, the Marlins have struggled playing against their own division. Miami is a combined 29-11 against the National League Central and West divisions but was only 20-27 against East teams. The Marlins have split 10 games with the Phillies so far in 2016.