Sunday afternoon's game will peg a couple of inexperienced rookies against one another as the Miami Marlins' Adam Conley welcomes the Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola to Marlins Park for the fourth and final game of the series.
The Fish will look to get back on track offensively, as they had scored six or more runs in five consecutive games prior to the weekend.
|Record||ERA||Career Starts||Marlins||Phillies||Career Starts||ERA||Record|
The 25-year-old Conley had his worst start of his young career in his last outing, going just 3.2 frames and tagged for nine hits and four runs. The lefty out of Redmond, Wash. showed signs of dominance though, striking out six through the first three innings.
Nola on the other hand has pitched five or more innings in each of his starts in the big leagues, but has had issues with control of late. In his last start, the right-hander out of Baton Rouge, La. walked four batters in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.
|PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Andres Blanco - 3B||Martin Prado - 3B|
|Aaron Altherr - LF||Derek Dietrich - LF|
|Jeff Francoeur - RF||Justin Bour - 1B|
|Darin Ruf - 1B||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Darnell Sweeney - CF||Cole Gillespie - RF|
|Freddy Galvis - SS||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Cameron Rupp - C||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Aaron Nola - RHP||Adam Conley - LHP|
For the Phillies, outfielder Aaron Altherr moves up to the number three hole after a game-changing, ninth-inning home run in Saturday's contest. Carlos Ruiz gets a break today as Cameron Rupp gets the starting nod behind the plate.
Derek Dietrich hits from the three-spot as he continues to produce for the Fish. Outfielder Cole Gillespie and catcher Jeff Mathis get starts in hopes of providing an offensive spark in the back end of the lineup.
- Will Conley pitch passed the fifth inning for the first time in his young career?
- The Marlins will need to get to Nola early and hope that Conley settles in nicely like he did in his last start. The shaky bullpen will be in charge of keeping that lead and sending the Fish to the winner's circle.
Bold Prediction: Marlins beat Phillies 7-4.