Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Sunday, May 19th 1:10 PM EST (Game 44)


May 8, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (36) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins cannot get the Arizona Diamondbacks out of Miami any faster. The Diamondbacks applied a major drubbing on the Marlins and Kevin Slowey on Friday and saw a first pitch of the game home run catapult them to a 1-0 victory in a pitchers duel.

Today, the Marlins will look to avoid a sweep, as well as their eight straight loss. The Marlins last win was a week ago Friday, when Jose Fernandez took down the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ricky Nolasco gets the ball in the finale of this series for the Fish. Wade Miley will be throwing for the D-Backs. Check out the series preview for a full scouting report on both pitchers.

Let’s hope the Marlins can get back into the win column tonight, because with the Houston Astros win last night, the Marlins now own the worst record in baseball.

Pitching Matchup:

48.03.753.96MileyMay 19Nolasco53.14.393.87

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Adeiny Hechavarria.204.255.379
2Placido Polanco.238.304.272
3Derek Dietrich.286.355.464
4Marcell Ozuna.297.338.453
5Justin Ruggiano.209.290.403
6Chris Coghlan.212.268.273
7Nick Green.231.289.359
8Jeff Mathis.000.000.000

Juan Pierre and Rob Brantly get the day off with a left handed pitcher on the mound. Pierre has been a lot of more successful as of late playing in a platoon, but his replacement, Coghlan, cannot hit the broad side of a barn right now.

No one on the Marlins active roster has collected a hit off of Miley in their careers. The Rookie of the Year runner-up for last season pitched 14 scoreless innings against the Fish in 2012, striking out 11.

Diamondbacks Lineup

LineupPlayer AVG.OBP.SLG %
1Gerardo Parra.327.394.506
2Didi Gregorius.333.398.506
3Paul Goldschmidt.335.418.645
4Jason Kubel.250.318.433
5Cody Ross.283.325.377
6Miguel Montero.184.281.265
7Martin Prado.241.293.345
8Cliff Pennington.210.288.286

Miguel Montero is 5-for-10 in his career off of Nolasco with a home run, while Martin Prado owns a .340 career average against Nolasco in 40 at bats.

Bold Prediction: The Diamondbacks finish off the three-game sweep and send the Marlins to their eight straight loss. The D-Backs offense dominates Nolasco, while the Marlins have no answer for Miley. Marlins lose 6-0.