The Fish hope to avoid a four-game series sweep and earn their first win against the Atlanta-based team since a 6-2 victory on Jackie Robinson Day back on April 15.
Brad Hand makes just his fifth start this season for the Marlins as he goes for his first road victory of the year. Hand last won a start on the mound away from Marlins Park on July 25, 2014 in Houston.
On the other side, Shelby Miller has looked good atop the hill, but does't have a record to show for it. He hasn't won a game in 14 consecutive starts; with his last win being against the Marlins in a two-hit shutout back on May 17.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Jace Peterson - 2B|
|Ichiro Suzuki - RF||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Casey McGehee - 1B||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Jonny Gomes - LF|
|Cole Gillespie - CF||Nick Swisher - 1B|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Adonis Garcia - 3B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Brad Hand - LHP||Shelby Miller - RHP|
Martin Prado drops back down to the number five spot for the Fish, while Cole Gillespie gets back-to-back starts after his productive 2-for-4 game on Saturday.
Nick Markakis and A.J. Pierzynski look to continue their dynamic duo damage from the three-four spots of the lineup. Markakis is a combined 7-for-13 with six RBIs in this series from the three hole.
- Does Hand have what it takes to contribute to the Marlins rotation as a starter?
- Can the Marlins muster up enough offensive firepower to take down the hot-hitting Braves and avoid a sweep? The Braves have outscored the Marlins 22-13 this series (59-38 this season).
Bold Prediction: Marlins beat Braves 6-5.