Just about everything that can go wrong, has for the Miami Marlins in the past five games. The team has had a good opportunity in each of the previous five games to make the game more competitive, but have struggled to execute when they have been given opportunities on offense. Combined with shaky defense, the Marlins have not used the formula that gave them an impressive June.
Jacob Turner will be matched up against Paul Maholm ad the Marlins try to avoid their second straight series sweep and sixth loss in a row.
Jun 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm (28) pitches in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 5, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Bold Prediction: Behind Turner, the Marlins are able to avoid their second consecutive series sweep in Miami to the hands of the Braves. Turner pitches seven solid innings, striking out a season high eight batters. Marlins win 5-3!
Ever since I can remember, I have loved the game of baseball. I literally breathe, eat, and sleep baseball. Have been a huge Marlins fan since the day I watched my first game in 1999. When I combined my passion for writing with my passion for baseball and the Marlins, I found a role as the Editor of the Marlin Maniac. Hope is to one day become a national baseball journalist. Currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but was born and raised in South Florida.