Get out the big brooms, because the Miami Marlins are going for the super-sweep.
The Fish will look to complete a four-game Citrus Series sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays in today's afternoon contest between the two clubs. Miami has eked out three close victories so far this week over the struggling Rays, but this might be their toughest challenge yet, as Jacob Turner goes to the mound to try and finish the four-game set on a positive note. He will battle the Rays' Jake Odorizzi.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||RAYS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
This is the second straight start in which Miami is facing a poor pitching matchup. Last night, the Marlins threw Tom Koehler versus David Price and thankfully avoided disaster. This time, Jacob Turner will make another road start, where he consistently struggles, and he will face off against Rays prospect Jake Odorizzi, who finally got his chance to work in the rotation. Neither pitcher has been playing well by ERA, but they both have been better than advertised. The question is whether Turner can dial it up a notch further and get back in a good groove after a rough start to the year.
|MIAMI MARLINS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|C. Yelich - LF||David DeJesus - DH|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|G. Stanton - RF||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||James Loney - 1B|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||D. Jennings - CF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Matt Joyce - LF|
|Justin Bour - DH||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Kevin Kiermaier - RF|
|A. Hechavarria - SS||Ali Solis - C|
|Jacob Turner - RHP||Jake Odorizzi - RHP|
Welcome to the majors, J.T. Realmuto! Realmuto makes his Major League debut today on the day game following the night contest. Also, welcome to the Majors Justin Bour! Bour also makes his debut as a lefty DH going up against the righty Odorizzi. Two Major League debuts in one contest, oh my!
- I'll be here for this game, who's joining me for some Late Afternoon with the Fish?
- Can Miami complete the super-sweep over a struggling team, or will the club's good luck over the last few games regress in a hurry?
Bold Prediction: Rays def. Marlins 5-4