The Miami Marlins looked well on their way to their third victory of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they nabbed an early 3-0 lead. Henderson Alvarez delivered a strong start, minus his the three run third that gave the Pirates a chance to even the game.
The Marlins scored only 3 runs despite picking up a double figure hit total, stranding 11 runners on base. Three runners were stranded on a spectacular diving catch by MVP candiate Andrew McCutchen.
Jul 27, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (34) throws the ball in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
|4.34||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||4.07|
|4.01||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.17|
|Career vs. opponent|
|9.00||Earned Run Average||5.11|
Jul 22, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) throws during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Bold Prediction: Neither pitcher has been strong in 2013 and both are very hittable. I expect the Marlins bats, especially Giancarlo to break out in this game. Marlins win 8-4!