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.
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
|3.81||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||2.30|
|4.05||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||2.90|
|Career vs. opponent|
|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
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!