Coming off of a 3-1 ten inning victory over the Braves on Monday night, the Miami Marlins are back in action and will look to take game two of the series on Tuesday night. Jacob Turner will oppose Mike Minor on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Braves||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Jacob Turner returns from the bullpen to make his first start since being slotted into the rotation. In his last appearance against the Mets, Turner pitched three innings and allowed two runs against the New York Mets.
Jacob Turner starts tonight for @Marlins. In last 5 appearances, has lowered his ERA by 0.45 w/10 SO, 2 BB, .216 opp BA. Let up no HR/3B/HBP— Alex Schwartz (@AlexJSchwartz) July 22, 2014
Mike Minor gets the start for Atlanta following an outing during which he allowed six runs and struck out five against the Cubs. It will be Minor's first start against the Marlins this season.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Christian Yelich - LF||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Tommy La Stella - 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Justin Upton - LF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Jeff Baker - 1B||Evan Gattis - C|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Jacob Turner - RHP||Mike Minor - LHP|
Donovan Solano gets the start at second base against the lefty Minor, with Jeff Baker giving Garrett Jones a day off at first base. Jeff Mathis gets the start behind the plate, moving Adeiny Hechavarria up to the seven spot.
-How will Turner perform? Turner will likely have to prove that he belongs in the rotation with a streak of decent outings.
-Can Miami get the offense going? The Marlins scored just one run before adding on in extras, and have been in a bit of an offensive slump of late.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 2-1