Padres lead the series 1-0
WP: Andrew Cashner (2 - 2)
LP: Wade LeBlanc (0 - 5)
|0 - 5 loss|
|Wed 05/08||3:40 PM EDT|
The Miami Marlins suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss in the first game of this three-game series versus the San Diego Padres, but they are hoping the second game of the series brings them more good luck. The team is hoping that good luck comes from their starting pitcher, Alex Sanabia, who is from San Diego and will be making his first start versus his hometown team.
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Alex Sanabia has struck out one more batter than he has walked this season. Eric Stults owns a 4.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Both of them have home run problems, but both of these lineups do not usually hit homers. Guess who is more likely to come out on top? I'm betting on the guy who actually strikes people out.
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The Marlins' lineup may be terrible, but it is at its best versus lefties. With Stults's problems with the home run, do not be awfully surprised if you see someone like Justin Ruggiano get a hold of one with his power swing.
The Fish are making a bold move in switching Adeiny Hechavarria, a career .234/.271/.375 hitter, to the leadoff spot. Then again, teh Fish do not have any players who draw enough walks anyway to warrant a leadoff spot. Hechavarria needs to be patient, because hitters at the top of the lineup apparently receive the least number of pitches in the zone among lineup spots.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Padres 2-1