Having taken two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Miami Marlins begin a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Lance Lynn on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Cardinals||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Miami's starting pitching was solid in the three game series with the Phillies, and the starters will need to continue to go deep on a nine game road trip that will lead to the All-Star break.
Nathan Eovaldi went seven innings in his last start against Oakland, but gave up seven runs while walking and striking out three. Eovaldi has yielded five runs in two of his last three outings.
Lance Lynn is coming off of a short start against the Dodgers, during which he lasted just two innings and gave up seven runs while walking and striking out a pair.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ST. LOUIS CARDINALS|
|C. Yelich - LF||Matt Carpenter - 3B|
|Ed Lucas - SS||Matt Holliday - LF|
|G. Stanton - RF||Matt Adams - 1B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Jhonny Peralta - SS|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Yadier Molina - C|
|J. Saltalamacchia - C||Oscar Taveras - RF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Jon Jay - CF|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Daniel Descalso - 2B|
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP||Lance Lynn - RHP|
Adeiny Hechavarria is eligible to come off of the disabled list in the coming days, but for the moment Ed Lucas remains at shortstop and in the two spot.
Donovan Solano remains at second base, with the left-handed bat of Derek Dietrich remaining on the bench against the right-handed Lynn.
Matt Carpenter leads off for the Cardinals, with Matt Holliday in the two spot and Matt Adams behind him.
-Can Eovaldi bounce back? With Brad Hand lasting just five innings on Thursday, the bullpen can use a quality start, at the least.
-Happy Fourth of July! Hope everyone is around to enjoy the holiday with some Marlins baseball!
Bold Prediction: Cardinals def. Marlins 8-1