Miami Marlins @ Chicago White Sox Game Preview: Sunday, May 26th 1:10 PM EST (Game 50)


May 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia (28) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins will look to avoid a sweep at the hand of the Chicago White Sox when they take the field later on today. The Marlins have now dropped four straight ball games and have fallen behind the Houston Astros again as the worst team in baseball, with just 13 wins.

The Marlins will turn to Alex Sanabia tonight, with the baseball world watching Sanabia a bit closer after cameras showed him spitting on the ball in his last start. Sanabia pitched well in that game against the Philadelphia Phillies, but there are some that think he may have cheated in order to do so.

The White Sox will counter with Dylan Axelrod. Combined, both pitchers have struck out 58 hitters in a combined 52 2/3 innings, so you can expect a lot of balls in play in this game.

Probable Starters

2013 stats
 9Games Started9
51.1Innings Pitched52.1
4.56Earned Run Averages (ERA)4.13
5.88Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.70
Career vs. opponent
Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre
2Adeiny Hechavarria.261.280
3Derek Dietrich
4Marcell Ozuna
5Chris Coghlan.296.303
6Justin Ruggiano
7Greg Dobbs.248.273
8Nick Green.270.280
9Rob Brantly

Bold Prediction: The White Sox offense catches fire as Sanabia struggles on the mound again. The Marlins offense breaks the scoreboard in this one, scoring an entire three runs. Marlins lose 8-3.