The Marlins look to keep their momentum from a huge win in Friday night's series opener again the red-hot Colorado Rockies. Miami coughed up a lead in the eighth frame before storming back with four runs in the ninth to steal the win.
The victory helped the Fish avoid their fourth straight loss and kept them tied for the second wild card spot. They currently share an identical record with the St. Louis Cardinals (38-31).
Cashner makes just his second start for the Fish since being traded from the San Diego Padres earlier this season. In his debut, Cashner looked good, going six innings and surrendering just one earned run (two total) against the aforementioned Red Birds. Interestingly enough, Cashner has only given up four hits or less in four consecutive starts. He is just 1-0 in those games.
Bettis is on a bit of a run himself. He has gone at least six innings in his last six outings. He hasn't lost in over a month (July 2). That was the last time he surrendered more than three runs in a game. Bettis has just lost one game in his last nine start dating back to early June.
|MIAMI MARLINS||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Charlie Blackmon - CF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||DJ LeMahieu - 2B|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Carlos Gonzalez - RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Nolan Arenado - 3B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||David Dahl - LF|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Mark Reynolds - 1B|
|Chris Johnson - 1B||Daniel Descalso - SS|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Nick Hundley - C|
|Andrew Cashner - RHP||Chad Bettis - RHP|
Giancarlo Stanton has continued to look good since the All-Star Break. His batting average has climbed above .240 after spending the majority of the season right around .200.
Ichiro Suzuki does not get the start on the road again as he remains still two hits shy of 3,000 for his MLB career.