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

Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Wednesday, July 10 12:40 PM EST (Game 90)

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.

Probable Starters

2013 stats
18/18 Games/Games Started 7/7
111.0 Innings Pitched 49.0
3.81 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 2.30
4.05 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 2.90
79 Strikeouts 30
29 Walks 13
Career vs. opponent
74.1 Innings Pitched 6.0
60 Strikeouts 5
3.87 Earned Run Average 3.00

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

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Justin Ruggiano .306 .317
2 Ed Lucas .310 .274
3 Giancarlo Stanton .341 .394
4 Marcell Ozuna .317 .307
5 Placido Polanco .269 .281
6 Donovan Solano .288 .284
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .251 .275
8 Jeff Mathis .232 .256

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!

Tags: Jacob Turner Miami Marlins Paul Maholm

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