It has been a very rough week for the Marlins as they have dropped seven of its last eight, falling further and further behind in the NL wild card race. Miami still sits just three games back, but they need a big win on Sunday to stay close to the pack.
Tom Koehler (9-10) will get the start for Miami, as he seeks to rebound from a rough last outing in New York. He was roped for five runs on 10 hits and walked three in the loss. Cleveland's offense has been sputtering recently, but he will need to pitch well in order for the Marlins to pick up a win at Progressive Field.
Danny Salazar (11-6) is going for the Tribe on Sunday, as he looks to help his team complete a series sweep of the Fish. Salazar has been great this season, although he has lost three of his last four starts. Last time out he pitched a gem striking out 10 batters in just 5.1 innings, but the Indians offense failed to score for him.
Hopefully the Marlins can catch Cleveland on an off day.
|Team||Pitcher||ERA||FIP||Zips Projected ERA|
|MIAMI MARLINS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Ichiro Suzuki - RF||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Jeff Francoeur - LF||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Martin Prado - DH||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Christian Yelich - CF||Mike Napoli - DH|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Xavier Scruggs - 1B||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Derek Dietrich - 2B||Abraham Almonte - LF|
|Chris Johnson - 3B||Tyler Naquin - CF|
|Miguel Rojas - SS||Chris Gimenez - C|
|Tom Koehler - RHP||Danny Salazar - RHP|
Bold Prediction: Koehler pitches well going six, but Marlins offense struggles again in 3-2 win.