The Miami Marlins just had a successful 8-1 home stand against three competitive teams, and now the team faces its toughest road task of the season. Miami drags an ugly 2-10 road record through an 11-game (in 11 days) West Coast road trip that starts tonight against the San Diego Padres. Jacob Turner will face off against Ian Kennedy in the first edition of Late Night with the Fish!
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Padres||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Ian Kennedy first matched up against the Marlins in the first home stand of the season, striking out five batters and giving up just one run in six innings. Turner only made two starts before a batting practice shoulder injury sidelined him, but prior to that, he had not been doing very well anyway. Hopefully he can start throwing strikes like the rest of the Marlins and perhaps adjusting his style.
|MIAMI MARLINS||SAN DIEGO PADRES|
|C. Yelich - LF||Chris Denorfia - RF|
|Derek Dietrich - 2B||Everth Cabrera - SS|
|G. Stanton - RF||Seth Smith - LF|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Yasmani Grandal - C|
|J. Saltalamacchia - C||Jedd Gyorko - 2B|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Yonder Alonso - 1B|
|A. Hechavarria - SS||Alexi Amarista - 3B|
|Jacob Turner - RHP||Ian Kennedy - RHP|
Typical lineup is typical. The Marlins have settled in on a lineup, and the only real question left is whether Casey McGehee will continue to have good fortunes driving home runners.
- It's Late Night with the Fish! Who will be joining for a late edition of the Marlins tonight?
- Can Miami score as efficiently as they did at home on the road and at a difficult park like Petco? Can San Diego score at all? Is this a 1-0 game?
Bold Prediction: Padres def. Marlins 3-1