After splitting the first two games of the series, the Marlins stayed in a tie with the New York Mets in the wild card race. The bats weren't there in yesterdays loss, as they were held to just three hits versus Adam Wainwright. Today the Fish will be going up against Michael Wacha in attempt to win another series versus the National League Central.
Adam Conley (6-5) will be taking the mound for Miami, as he seeks his third consecutive victory. He will need to keep his pitch count down if he's to make a lengthy appearance, but the Marlins bullpen has been fantastic recently. Conley went 5.2 innings in his last start versus the Reds on July 9.
Wacha (5-7) has won three of his last four starts, but it hasn't been pretty for the youngster out of Texas A&M. He surrendered three home runs versus the Brewers in his last start, on July 8, and has given up an average of seven hits per game. Wacha also has a mediocre 1.39 WHIP and 3.08 BB/9 this season.
The game is planned to start at 2:15 p.m.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||2016 ZIPS Projected ERA|
|STL||Michael Wacha||4.36||3.69||3.60 |
|MIAMI MARLINS||ST. LOUIS CARDINALS|
|Ichiro Suzuki - CF||Tommy Pham - CF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Aledmys Diaz - SS|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Stephen Piscotty - RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Matt Holliday - 1B|
|Derek Dietrich - 2B||Jhonny Peralta - 3B|
|Don Kelly - 1B||Randal Grichuk - LF|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Jedd Gyorko - 2B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Alberto Rosario - C|
|Adam Conley - LHP||Michael Wacha - RHP|
- The Marlins are seeking its first road series win at St. Louis since July 2014.
- Giancarlo Stanton has been on a tear the past two weeks leading the majors with five home runs.
Bold Prediction: Conley struggles, but Yelich goes off in 7-5 win.