Having lost five consecutive games, the Miami Marlins will look to get back to their early winning ways in game two of the three game series against the Phillies on Saturday night. Nathan Eovaldi will look to bounce back after a loss in his last outing, and Miami's offense will try to support him after scoring just three times on Friday night.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Phillies||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Eovaldi was efficient in his last outing against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, but a late three-run home run cost him a win and the Marlins the game. In seven innings, Eovaldi yielded six hit and three runs striking out eight. Miami's pitching has struggled on the road trip.
During #Marlins road trip, team is 0-4, and pitchers have 7.03 ERA (28 runs, 25 ER in 32 IP). 32 Ks, 18 BBs. Opposing BA .298.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) April 12, 2014
Pettibone will be making his first MLB start of the 2014 season after being promoted from Triple-A to pitch against the Marlins. In five innings at Triple-A, Pettibone went 1-0 with a 4.73 ERA.
|PROJ WOBA||WOBA||MARLINS||Phillies||WOBA||PROJ WOBA|
|.330||.329||Christian Yelich||Tony Gwynn Jr.||.298||.273|
|.324||.385||Marcell Ozuna||Jimmy Rollins||.365||.314|
|.382||.360||Giancarlo Stanton||Chase Utley||.555||.357|
|.322||.281||Garrett Jones||Ryan Howard||.327||.329|
|.315||.350||Casey McGehee||Marlon Byrd||.337||.323|
|.323||.342||Jarrod Saltalamacchia||Domonic Brown||.349||.360|
|.312||.525||Derek Dietrich||Carlos Ruiz||.332||.330|
|.281||.386||Adeiny Hechavarria||Freddy Galvis||.347||.392|
Manager Mike Redmond is going with the same lineup that scored just three runs in support of Jose Fernandez on Friday night. On the current road trip, the Marlins' offense has slowed down. Ozuna is in the two spot for the second conescutive night, and Garrett Jones is batting cleanup against the right-handed Pettibone.
For Philadelphia, Freddy Galvis will start at third base.
-How will Eovaldi respond after last outing? Jose Fernandez had a hard time recording outs on Friday, and Eovaldi will be facing the same lineup that posted six runs against the Marlins' ace.
-Can Miami's offense get on the board early? On the opening homestand, the Marlins took early leads. Miami came back from being down 2-0 in the first game of the series but couldn't overcome Fernandez's rough outing.
Bold Prediction: Phillies def. Marlins 7-3