Having lost three straight, the Miami Marlins will look to head into the All-Star break strong as they complete a three game series with the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Brad Hand will oppose Jacob deGrom on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Mets||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
The back of the Marlins' rotation has been inconsistent, but Brad Hand will look to head into the break with a win after a solid outing in Arizona his last time out. In six and a third innings, Hand allowed one earned run while walking and striking out a pair.
Jacob deGrom pitched well in his last start against the Braves, going seven innings and not allowing a run while striking out 11.
deGrom also went seven scoreless innings in his last start against the Marlins.
|MIAMI MARLINS||NEW YORK METS|
|C. Yelich - LF||C. Granderson - RF|
|A. Hechavarria - SS||Eric Campbell - 2B|
|G. Stanton - RF||David Wright - 3B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Juan Lagares - CF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Chris Young - LF|
|Ed Lucas - 2B||Anthony Recker - C|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Ruben Tejada - SS|
|Brad Hand - LHP||Jacob DeGrom - LHP|
Adeiny Hechavarria slides from the eight spot to batting second for the Marlins, with Jeff Mathis getting the start behind the plate.
Eric Campbell gets the start at second base for the Mets, with Chris Young getting the start in left field and Anthony Recker behind the plate.
-Will the Marlins head into the break with a win? Five games under five hundred, the Marlins have lost ground in the NL East on the current road trip.
-Can Hand turn in a quality start? Brad Hand continues to fight for a spot in the rotation following the All-Star break.
Bold Prediction: Mets def. Marlins 4-2