Two games under five hundred following a loss on Friday night, the Miami Marlins will look to bounce back in game three of the four game series against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Wade Miley on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||DIAMONDBACKS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
The Marlins reinstated Henderson Alvarez from the disabled list on Friday night in a move that sent Anthony DeSclafani to Triple-A. Alvarez has been a consistent arm for Miami and will look to continue his success against Arizona.
In his last start before being placed on the DL, Alvarez pitched seven shutout innings against the Nationals.
Wade Miley, who the Marlins were interested in prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, gets the start for the Diamondbacks. In his last outing, Miley went six innings and allowed three runs against the Rockies.
|ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Cliff Pennington - SS||Donovan Solano - 2B|
|David Peralta - RF||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Mark Trumbo - 1B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Miguel Montero - C||Jeff Baker - 1B|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Jake Lamb - 3B||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Xavier Paul - LF||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Wade Miley - LHP||Henderson Alvarez - RHP|
Miami will go with its usual left-handed pitcher lineup against Miley. Donovan Solano remains at second base, with Jeff Baker getting the start at third. Adeiny Hechavarria slides into the seven spot with Jeff Mathis catching Alvarez.
Jake Lamb gets the start at third for the Diamondbacks, with Miguel Montero behind the plate and Xavier Paul in left field.
-Can the Marlins add on late? Miami was only able to score twice on Friday, with both runs coming in the first inning.
-How will Alvarez pitch? Miami's most consistent option since the loss of Jose Fernandez, Alvarez has been durable for the Marlins.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Diamondbacks 8-4