Miami Marlins @ Arizona Diamondbacks Game Preview: Monday, June 17th 9:40 PM EST (Game 69)


Jun 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre (right) celebrates their 7-2 win with shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins will travel to Arizona fresh off their first series win against a team not named the New York Mets. The Marlins offense, led by Giancarlo Stanton, came to life against the Cards, scoring 19 runs in the three game series and picking up 10+ hits in every game of the series. Jacob Turner will take the mound for the Marlins in the first game of the series. Turner has had a solid return to the majors for the Fish so far. He struggled during spring training and was not performing at his best with the Zephyrs in AAA. Turner pitched seven innings in his last outing against the Brewers. He struck out six hitters and allowed three earned runs on five hits.

The Diamondbacks will counter with Patrick Corbin. Corbin is undefeated on the season and has a sparkling 2.28 ERA. While he does not strike many hitters out, he limits base runners by not walking too many hitters. In his last start, Corbin gave up four runs on eight hits Wednesday while striking out two over five innings against the Dodgers.

Probable Starters

Jun 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
13/13Games/Games Started3/3
86.0Innings Pitched20.0
2.28Earned Run Averages (ERA)1.80
3.05Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)2.81
Career vs. opponent
5.2Innings Pitched6.0
4.76Earned Run Average4.50

June 5, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Jacob Turner (33) delivers to the plate during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.279.289
2Ed Lucas.325.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.362.400
4Marcell Ozuna.329.336
5Logan Morrison.515.336
6Adeiny Hechavarria .248.275
7Placido Polanco.257.278
8Jeff Mathis.186.254

Bold Prediction: Jacob Turner delivers a strong start, tossing six shutout innings, while striking out five D-Backs hitters. Stanton continues his hot hitting with another home run. Marlins win 6-1!