Coming off of a series victory over the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins head to Houston for an interleague matchup with the Astros. Brad Hand will oppose Dallas Keuchel in the first game of the series on Friday night.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Astros||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Brad Hand is coming off of a nice outing, during which he went seven innings and allowed two runs while walking one and striking out four against the Giants. Hand will look to continue to prove he belongs in the rotation.
Dallas Keuchel will get the start for the Astros, coming off of a start during which he went five innings and gave up four runs (three earned) while walking two and striking out five.
|MIAMI MARLINS||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Enrique Hernandez - CF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Chris Carter - DH|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Matt Dominguez - 3B|
|Jeff Baker - 1B||Jesus Guzman - 1B|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - DH||Jason Castro - C|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Robbie Grossman - RF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||L.J. Hoes - LF|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Gregorio Petit - SS|
|Brad Hand - LHP||Dallas Keuchel - LHP|
-Can Hand turn in a quality start? Hand will look to follow a strong eight inning performance from Henderson Alvarez on Thursday night.
-How will Miami's offense respond? The Marlins didn't score a ton in Atlanta, but have had some offensive succees in Houston.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cardinals 5-3