Mar. 12, 2013; Phoenix AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports Images

Series Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins May 17-19, Games 42-44

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May 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Heath Bell celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Braves 5-3 at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins have now lost five straight games and eight of their last ten after being swept by the Cincinnati Reds. The Marlins 11-30 mark is tied with the Houston Astros as the worst in all of baseball. This should come as a surprise to no one.

The Marlins will host the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three game series this weekend. The D-Backs have won two straight games and seven of their last ten. Arizona is currently in second place in a tough NL West division, just one game behind the defending world champions.

The two teams are only separated by a meager 12 games in the wild card chase.

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins  May 17-19, Games 42-44

Standings
TEAM STANDINGS W L PCT. GB L 10 STRK
Cincinnati 2nd NL Central 23 18 .561 1 7-3 W 2
Miami 5th NL East 11 30 .268 11.5 2-8 L 5

 

Stadium: Marlins Park

Five-year Run PF*: N/A
Five-year HR PF*: N/A
Stadium Dimensions:
Left field line—340 ft.
Left-center field—384 ft.
Center field—416 ft.
Right-center field—392 ft.
Right field line—335 ft.

*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here

2013 Season Statistics

IP ERA FIP Reds Date Marlins IP ERA FIP
50.0 2.70 3.68 Cahill May 17 Slowey 49.1 2.55 3.41
48.0 5.63 3.75 McCarthy May 18 Koehler 16.1 3.31 3.88
48.0 3.75 3.96 Miley May 19 Nolasco 53.1 4.39 3.87

 

Friday, May 17th: Trevor Cahill vs Kevin Slowey

 

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