The Miami Marlins are coming off of a successful road trip that saw them go 4-3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants. Giancarlo Stanton caught fire in Arizona, but cooled off in San Fran. Marcell Ozuna heated up in San Fran despite a cool showing in Zona.
With Jose Fernandez set to make his 15th start of the season, the Marlins hope both of them can get hot together and get this Marlins offensive lineup going. Fernandez is no longer on a strict pitch count and has been unleashed upon the Marlins opponents.
The Minnesota Twins, in for a quick-two game series, will counter with Kevin Correia. Correia has plenty of experience against the Fish in his career, mostly in a Giants uniform.
Jun 19, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia (30) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
|3.87||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||3.05|
|4.68||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||3.16|
|Career vs. opponent|
|6.52||Earned Run Average||7.20|
Jun. 19, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez reacts as he leaves the game in the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Bold Prediction: The Marlins continue their recent run of success with another win. This one behind a strong start from impressive rookie phenom Jose Fernandez. Marcell Ozuna makes it two straight games with a home run. Marlins win 6-3!