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Marlins vs. Dodgers Series Preview

It’s the battle of the aces!

Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara (22) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Photo by Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins head to LA to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 3-game series against the defending champs. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Friday, May 14 at 10:10 pm

Saturday, May 15 at 9:10 pm

Sunday, May 16 at 4:10 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Friday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw

  • Alcantara: 2.72 ERA, 1.007 WHIP, 24.2 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 49.2 IP
  • Kershaw: 2.62 ERA, 0.985 WHIP, 26.1 K%, 35.5 HardHit% in 44.2 IP

Saturday: RHP Jordan Holloway vs. RHP Trevor Bauer

  • Holloway: 1.98 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, 20.0 K%, 26.3 HardHit% in 13.2 IP
  • Bauer: 2.50 ERA, 0.815 WHIP, 34.7 K%, 41.3 HardHit% in 50.1 IP

Sunday: RHP Pablo López vs. RHP Jimmy Nelson

  • López: 3.07 ERA, 1.205 WHIP, 23.8 K%, 30.6 HardHit% in 44.0 IP
  • Nelson: 3.00 ERA, 1.267 WHIP, 34.9 K%, 35.5 HardHit% in 15.0 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Rojas, Aguilar, Dickerson, Duvall, Anderson, Diaz, Brinson, Leon. MIA Bench: Berti, Cooper, Wallach, Sierra. MIA AAA: Devers, Harrison. MIA IL: Chisholm, Alfaro, Marte. LAD: Betts, Seager, Turner, Muncy, Smith, Taylor, Pollock, Lux. LAD Bench: Barnes, Beaty, Neuse, Peters. LAD AAA: Ruiz, Raley. LAD IL: Rios, McKinstry, Bellinger.
Please note that both the Marlins and Dodgers lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.
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What to watch for on...

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Starting pitching!

Sandy Alcantara mound stare Fish Stripes GIF Database
  • It’s the battle of the aces this weekend as the Marlins take on the Dodgers, so my “what to watch for” each game will be starting pitching.
  • The Fish have their best two arms going Friday and Sunday in Sandy Alcantara and Pablo López, respectively. Saturday night’s starter is Jordan Holloway. The Marlins have their work cut out for them as they face Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer back-to-back. Walker Buehler was scheduled to start on Sunday, but his start has been pushed back. Jimmy Nelson will take his place.
  • The Dodgers have been struggling lately, with a record of four wins and six losses over their last 10 games, but they just swept a two-game mini-series against the Seattle Mariners. The Marlins are coming off a two-game win streak of their own.
  • Enjoy the pitchers’ duels this weekend!

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (6 votes)
  • 18%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (7 votes)
  • 42%
    Dodgers win, 2-1
    (16 votes)
  • 23%
    Dodgers sweep, 3-0
    (9 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now