Aug 2, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstopAdeiny Hechavarria
(3) forces out Cleveland Indians starting pitcherUbaldo Jimenez
(30) at second base during the third inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins are looking to push their winning streak to 4 in a row Saturday night as the play the second of a three game series against the Cleveland Indians. The Marlins are already assured of at least a .500 record on their current home-stand after pushing their record to 5-3 with 2 games remaining.
The Marlins will send Jacob Turner to the mound for his 12 start of the year. Turner is looking for his first win since July 10th, although he hasn’t pitched poorly during that time span, allowing 3 earned runs or less in those 3 starts. Turner will hope that the offensive outburst that Miami demonstrated last night will continue as Miami has not scored more than 7 runs in back to back games since June 1st and 2nd against the Mets.
Cleveland will counter with Zach McAllister on the hill. The righty got off to a great start to the season as the Indians won 5 of the first 6 games that McAllister started. More recently he has struggled though as he has not recorded a win in his last 4 games. He struggles to pitch late into games due an elevated pitch count and the Marlins will look to put pressure on him early.
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|3.48||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||2.65|
|4.52||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||3.31|
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Bold Prediction: The Indians are happy to not see Fernandez on the mound, and take out their frustrations from last nights embarrassment on Turner. They chase him early and the Marlins late inning rally falls short. Cleveland wins 8-6