Coming off of an 8-2 loss on Tuesday, the Miami Marlins will look to win the three game interleague series with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Hector Santiago on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Angels||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Henderson Alvarez has been Miami's most consistent pitcher, and it is Alvarez who will get the start as the Marlins try and avoid their second consecutive series loss. In his last start against the Rockies, Alvarez pitched six innings while allowing four runs and striking out five.
Hector Santiago pitched five innings in his last outing against Oakland, allowing two runs (one earned) while walking two and striking out five.
|MIAMI MARLINS||LOS ANGELES ANGELS|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Kole Calhoun - RF|
|Jeff Baker - 1B||Mike Trout - CF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Albert Pujols - 1B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Josh Hamilton - LF|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Howie Kendrick - DH|
|Reed Johnson - DH||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||David Freese - 3B|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Chris Iannetta - C|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Gordon Beckham - 2B|
|Henderson Alvarez - RHP||Hector Santiago - LHP|
Christian Yelich remains in the leadoff spot, with Jeff Baker batting second and playing first base for the Marlins against the lefty Santiago. Marcell Ozuna remains in the cleanup spot, with Reed Johnson serving as the DH and Jeff Mathis catching Alvarez and batting ninth.
Josh Hamilton gets the start in left field for the Angels, with Chris Iannetta behind the plate and Gordon Beckham starting at second base.
-Can Alvarez pitch well? The Marlins are in need of a quality start after Nathan Eovaldi couldn't get out of the fourth inning on Tuesday.
-Will the Marlins score early? Miami didn't get on the board until the ninth in game two of the series.
Bold Prediction: Angels def. Marlins 5-0