The Miami Marlins are looking for the series split against the Cincinnati Reds as the two teams tangle in the four-game series finale. Miami will send Jacob Turner versus Mike Leake.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||REDS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
The Marlins thought they could safely shift Turner back to the bullpen after acquiring Jarred Cosart from the Houston Astros, but after the news of Henderson Alvarez's shoulder injury, Turner quickly returned to the rotation and took his spot. Thankfully, he has not been bad in two starts since returning from the pen; he has thrown 10 2/3 innings and given up three runs with eight strikeouts, four walks, and two homers to his name.
|CINCINNATI REDS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Billy Hamilton - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Jay Bruce - RF||Jordany Valdespin - 2B|
|Todd Frazier - 1B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Devin Mesoraco - C||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Ryan Ludwick - LF||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Skip Schumaker - 2B||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Kristopher Negron - 3B||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Zack Cozart - SS||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Mike Leake - RHP||Jacob Turner - RHP|
The Marlins will run out their usual day lineup against the Reds today, with Jeff Mathis replacing Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the finale and everything else remaining the same.
- Can the Marlins put up some runs? The offense has sputtered quite a bit since the All-Star break despite the wins. Leake looks improved since last year as well.
- Will Turner put up a good show after two decent outings? Miami is going to need him to step up if they want to continue their winning ways.
Bold Prediction: Reds def. Marlins 5-2