Looking to end a three game losing streak, the Miami Marlins are back in action in game three of the four game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night at Marlins Park. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Homer Bailey on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||REDS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Nathan Eovaldi has struggled of late, giving up at least five runs in each of his last three outings. In his last start against the Nationals, Eovaldi allowed five runs while walking two and striking out three in five and a third innings.
Homer Bailey, on the contrary, is coming off of a solid outing against the Diamondbacks, during which he went eight innings while allowing one run and striking out three.
|CINCINNATI REDS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Billy Hamilton - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Jay Bruce - RF||Jordany Valdespin - 2B|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Devin Mesoraco - C||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Brayan Pena - 1B||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Skip Schumaker - LF||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Ramon Santiago - 2B||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Zack Cozart - SS||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Homer Bailey - RHP||Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|
Jordany Valdespin drove in one of Miami's two runs on Friday, and is back in the lineup at second base. Jeff Mathis gets the start behind the plate for the Marlins.
Todd Frazier shifts over to third base for the Reds, with Brayan Pena getting the start at first. Ramon Santiago will play second base, with Skip Schumaker making the start in left field.
-Can the Marlins score early? Miami scored a pair of times on Friday but didn't give Jarred Cosart much of a margin for error.
-Will Eovaldi bounce back? After three shaky outings, Nathan Eovaldi will look to turn in a quality start.