Currently on a five game losing streak, the Miami Marlins will look to win their second game of the road trip in the final game of the three game set against the Dodgers. Anthony DeSclafani will make his major league debut for the Marlins.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||PADRES||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Miami opted to go with DeSclafani to replace Jose Fernandez, and the right-handed prospect will make his major league debut on Wednesday night. In his last minor league start, DeSclafani went six innings and gave up two runs while striking out ten.
Maholm went five and two third innings and gave up three runs in his last outing against the Giants. The first time he faced the Marlins, Maholm pitched six innings and gave up three runs while striking out three and walking a pair.
|MIAMI MARLINS||LOS ANGELES DODGERS|
|C. Yelich - CF||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Ed Lucas - 3B||Yasiel Puig - RF|
|G. Stanton - RF||Hanley Ramirez - SS|
|Jeff Baker - 2B||Adrian Gonzalez - 1B|
|Reed Johnson - LF||Andre Ethier - CF|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Carl Crawford - LF|
|A. Hechavarria - SS||Justin Turner - 3B|
|Jeff Mathis - C||A.J. Ellis - C|
|A. DeSclafani - RHP||Paul Maholm - LHP|
After scoring just once on Tuesday, the Marlins will look to get on the board early against Maholm. In their regular lineup with a lefty on the mound, Ed Lucas gets the start and third base and is hitting second with Jeff Baker playing second and hitting cleanup.
Reed Johnson gets the start in left field, giving Marcell Ozuna a day off. Jeff Mathis will start for Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate.
-How will DeSclafani pitch? Miami has been desperate for a quality start on the roadtrip, but the starting pitching has struggled overall.
-Will the streak end? The Marlins have yet to prove they can win on the road, and appear deflated after learning Jose Fernandez would need Tommy John surgery.
Bold Prediction: Dodgers def. Marlins 2-1