The Miami Marlins go out of town for their next two series. They start with the Atlanta Braves this weekend before heading to Washington, D.C. The Braves have a 3.5-game division lead on the Phillies, who face off against the Rockies this weekend.
This series preview will give you all the details:
- Schedule, Watch, Listen
- Probable Pitchers
- Recent Lineups
- What To Watch For
Schedule, Watch, Listen
Friday, September 10 at 7:20 pm
Saturday, September 11 at 7:20 pm
Sunday, September 12 at 1:20 pm
- TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
- Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710
- Trevor Rogers, Marlins starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Jim Rassol/USA TODAY Sports
- Ian Anderson, Braves starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports
- Elieser Hernandez, Marlins starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports
- Charlie Morton, Braves starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports
- Edward Cabrera, Marlins starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports
- Max Fried, Braves starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
- Rogers: 2.52 ERA, 1.155 WHIP, 28.0 K%, 36.6 HardHit% in 114.1 IP
- Anderson: 3.61 ERA, 1.290 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 40.1 HardHit% in 104.2 IP
- Hernandez: 3.90 ERA, 1.082 WHIP, 24.3 K%, 40.4 HardHit% in 32.1 IP
- Morton: 3.47 ERA, 1.063 WHIP, 28.6 K%, 32.5 HardHit% in 158.0 IP
- Cabrera: 7.11 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 9.3 K%, 44.7 HardHit% in 12.2 IP
- Fried: 3.42 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 24.1 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 136.2 IP
What to watch for on...
Friday: Trevor Rogers’ second start back from an extended absence.
- Rogers on Sept. 4: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
- Against the Phillies last weekend, Rogers got through the first three innings without much trouble. He faltered in the fourth inning, allowing a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen, making a throwing error on a pick-off attempt, then giving up an RBI double later in the inning. Rogers was shaking off the rust after stepping away from the team for about a month. He’ll get back on the mound Friday night against the Braves.
Saturday: Marlins masher Freddie Freeman.
- The last time these two teams matched up, Freeman went 9-for-13 with two home runs.
- It’s no secret Freeman kills the Marlins. He’s putting together a nice follow-up season to last year’s MVP: .293/.388/.505. Against Saturday’s starter, Freeman 4-for-11. The rest of the Braves are a combined 1-for-30 against Elieser Hernandez.
Sunday: Marlins hitters vs. Max Fried.
- Marlins hitters vs. Fried have a .333 batting average with five doubles and three home runs.
- Sunday’s game will be the fourth time the Marlins face Fried this season. They put up eight runs against him in April, then three runs in the following two starts. Miguel Rojas and Jorge Alfaro have seen him the most, tagging Fried for six and three hits, respectively.
How will this series play out?
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Marlins sweep, 3-0
Marlins win, 2-1
Braves win, 2-1
Braves sweep, 3-0