|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Reds||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Eovaldi's fastball velocity and strikeout rate have flucuated to this point, but Eovaldi pitched well in his last start against the Reds. In seven innings, he allowed just one run while walking two and striking out six.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Reds, who took three of four from the Cleveland Indians earlier in the week. Against Miami at Marlins Park, Leake went six innings and allowed one run while walking four and striking out five.
|MIAMI MARLINS||CINCINNATI REDS|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Billy Hamilton - CF|
|Jordany Valdespin - 2B||Jay Bruce - RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Casey McGehee - 3B||Devin Mesoraco - C|
|Garrett Jones - 1B||Brayan Pena - 1B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Skip Schumaker - LF|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Kristopher Negron - 2B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Zack Cozart - SS|
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP||Mike Leake - RHP|
Jordany Valdespin hits second and will start at second base, with Casey McGehee returning to the lineup after a night off. Jarrod Saltalamacchia bats seventh and will catch Eovaldi.
Cincinnati can get on the board quickly, leaving Eovaldi with little margin for error. Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, and Todd Frazier all had solid swings against the Marlins.
-Can Miami bounce back? After taking two of three from the Nationals, Miami has dropped consecutive series to the Reds and PIrates, respectively.
-Will Eovaldi pitch well again? Eovaldi has had an inconsistent season but was solid against the Reds his last time out.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Reds 7-5