Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Wednesday, July 10 12:40 PM EST (Game 90)

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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.

Jacob Turner will be matched up against Paul Maholm ad the Marlins try to avoid their second straight series sweep and sixth loss in a row.

Probable Starters

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

2013 stats
18/18Games/Games Started7/7
111.0Innings Pitched49.0
3.81Earned Run Averages (ERA)2.30
4.05Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)2.90
79Strikeouts30
29Walks13
Career vs. opponent
74.1Innings Pitched6.0
60Strikeouts5
3.87Earned Run Average3.00

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

 

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Justin Ruggiano.306.317
2Ed Lucas.310.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.341.394
4Marcell Ozuna.317.307
5Placido Polanco.269.281
6Donovan Solano.288.284
7Adeiny Hechavarria.251.275
8Jeff Mathis.232.256

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!

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