Miami has positioned itself to win both series of the roadtrip, and although they were unable to win sets against the Rockies and Angels, the Marlins are once again looking to take a series, this time against the Braves. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Alex Wood on the mound as Miami goes for the series victory.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Braves||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Eovaldi has had difficulty in his last few outings, notably his last time out against the Angels. In just three and a third innings, Eovaldi allowed six runs while walking one and striking out four.
Eovaldi pitched seven innings and allowed five runs in his last start against Atlanta.
Alex Wood tossed seven innings and allowed three runs while striking out six in his last start against the Mets.
Wood's last start against the Marlins came in April, when Miami scored seven times over his five innings.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Phil Gosselin - 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Justin Upton - LF|
|Jeff Baker - 1B||Evan Gattis - C|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Tommy La Stella - 2B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Jeff Mathis - C||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP||Alex Wood - LHP|
After a solid offensive night, Donovan Solano gets the start at second base. Jeff Baker will start at first base against the lefty Wood, with Jeff Mathis set to catch Eovaldi.
Phil Gosselin will start at third for the Braves, with B.J. Upton making his second consecutive start in center field.
-Can Eovaldi pitch well? Miami will need Eovaldi to become consistent if they want to remain in the Wild Card conversation over the next month.
-Will Baker take advantage of a spot start? Baker has been solid against lefties and adds depth to the Marlins' lineup.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 8-3