After a competitive series against the Reds, the Pittsburgh Pirates come to South Florida this weekend. The Miami Marlins took two of their three most games from the Nationals, who they’ll see again next week at LoanDepot Park.
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 17 at 7:10 pm
Saturday, September 18 at 6:10 pm
Sunday, September 19 at 1:10 pm
- TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
- Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710
- Elieser Hernandez, Marlins starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports
- Wil Crowe, Pirates starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
- Edward Cabrera, Marlins starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports
- Bryse Wilson, Pirates starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
- Sandy Alcantara, Marlins starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports
- Max Kranick, Pirates starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports
- Crowe: 5.97 ERA, 1.624 WHIP, 20.7 K%, 37.3 HardHit% in 101.0 IP
- Hernandez: 4.14 ERA, 1.162 WHIP, 23.4 K%, 37.8 HardHit% in 37.0 IP
- Wilson: 5.09 ERA, 1.302 WHIP, 13.3 K%, 43.0 HardHit% in 35.1 IP
- Cabrera: 6.61 ERA, 1.531 WHIP, 12.7 K%, 47.9 HardHit% in 16.1 IP
- Kranick: 7.66 ERA, 1.784 WHIP, 16.0 K%, 37.2 HardHit% in 24.2 IP
- Alcantara: 3.10 ERA, 1.055 WHIP, 24.3 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 188.2 IP
What to watch for on...
- Sánchez in Sept: 12-for-49, 6 HR, 5 BB, 19 K, .245/.327/.653.
- De La Cruz in Sept: 14-for-47, 3 HR, 6 BB, 12 K, .298/.389/.532.
- Rest of team in Sept: 69-for-338, 6 HR, 18 BB, 103 K, .204/.253/.308.
- These two rookies have been carrying the Marlins offense in September. Sánchez and De La Cruz have a combined .952 OPS in September while the rest of the team posts a lackluster .561 OPS.
Sunday: Miami’s ace, Sandy Alcantara.
- Alcantara’s last start: 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K.
- Just when Sandy gives us a new career-high, he shatters through it next time out. Alcantara followed up his 14 strikeout game by pitching perfect through five innings. He carried the no-hitter through two outs in the seventh inning before Josh Bell lined one off the right field wall for the Nationals’ first hit of the game. Once again, he was magnificent. What will he give us this weekend?
How will this series play out?
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Marlins sweep, 3-0
Marlins win, 2-1
Pirates win, 2-1
Pirates sweep, 3-0