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Series Preview: Miami Marlins Visit Detroit Tigers

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The Marlins kick off their latest road trip with two in the Motor City.

Say old friend, you wouldn't mind keeping quiet for a couple days, would ya?
Say old friend, you wouldn't mind keeping quiet for a couple days, would ya?
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Coming off of an uplifting series victory against the Chicago Cubs at home, the Miami Marlins (41-35) now travel to Comerica Park to face the Detroit Tigers (38-38). The Tigers provided the Marlins with a bit of a downer of an opening home series, sweeping them in two games way back on. Now the Marlins can return the favor and put the Tiggies below .500 on the year.

Opponent snapshot

Detroit Tigers

Offense

AL Rank

Pitching

AL Rank

Record

38-38

R/G

4.68

6th

ERA

4.60

13th

AL Central

3rd

OBP

.328

3rd

FIP

4.29

8th

Last 10

4-6

SLG

.438

3rd

BB/9

3.02

7th

Streak

L3

SB%

72.09%

8th

K/9

7.26

13th

Every season, every team has their irritating nemesis. For the 2016 Marlins, it's the lowly Atlanta Braves. For the 2016 Tigers, it's been the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers were riding high coming off of a four game sweep of the Mariners only to be swept by the Indians in three. It was the third such sweep this season by the Tribe, who have bested the Tigers 9-0 to this point. At least in the Tigers defense, the Indians at 15 games above .500 appear to be legitimately good...this is probably as good a point as any to cease with the Braves comparison.

The Tigers will have a chance to better their record against the Indians down the road, and I suspect things will even out for them a bit as they're too talented overall to not at least be in the wild card conversation.

Hot Tigers Hitters (last seven days, minimum ten PA)

Jose Iglesias - .364/.417/.500

Steven Moya - .357/.471/.857

James McCann - .333/.350/.500

Cold Tigers Hitters (last seven days, minimum ten PA)

Justin Upton - .200/.333/.480

Ian Kinsler - .194/.265/.194

Miguel Cabrera - .185/.258/.407

Probable Pitching Match-ups

  • Tuesday June 28th 7:10 pm ET: Adam Conley vs. Mike Pelfrey
  • Wednesday June 29th 1:10 pm ET: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Daniel Norris

Old Friends

Former Marlins: Miguel Cabrera ('03-'07), Logan Kensing ('04-'09), Cameron Maybin ('08-'10), Anibal Sanchez ('06-'12), Jarrod Saltalamacchia ('14-'15)

View From The Opposing Side

Check out our interview with Bless You Boy's Rob Rogacki from the first Tigers series.

Bold Series Prediction: Marlins gain their revenge, sweep in two.

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