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Game 112 Marlins vs. Braves Thread and Ichty

Lefty Brad Hand looks for his first road win of the season as the Miami Marlins hope to avoid a sweep against the Atlanta Braves.

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The Miami Marlins aim for just their third win against their division-rival Atlanta Braves this season when they face off in the series finale at Turner Field on Sunday.

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.

Pitching Matchup
Record ERA Starts Marlins Braves Starts ERA Record
1-2 4.71 4 Hand Miller 22 2.44 5-8

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.

Today's Lineups

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.