After dropping the first two games of the series, the Marlins are hoping to avoid being swept for the third time in two weeks. Dan Jennings has tasted victory as Miami's manager only twice in his short tenure, and he's looking to improve his record against a Pirates squad that's on a 5-game winning streak. The Fish are only 2-8 in their last 10 games, so they need to start putting some wins together to make up some ground in the NL East.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||PIRATES||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
|MIAMI MARLINS||PITTSBURGH PIRATES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Josh Harrison - RF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Jordy Mercer - SS|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Andrew McCutchen - CF|
|Justin Bour - 1B||Starling Marte - LF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Jung-Ho Kang - 3B|
|Neil Walker - 2B|
|Sean Rodriguez - 1B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Chris Stewart - C|
|Brad Hand- LHP||Gerrit Cole - RHP|
-Can Miami avoid another sweep?
-How will Brad Hand handle his first start since last season?
-Can Stanton knock a home run completely out of PNC Park?
Bold Prediction: Marlins avoid sweep, win 4-3.