May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) and center fielder Angel Pagan celebrate the Giants 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins have had a rough go on the first 7 games of this west coast trip. After winning the first game in San Diego, the Marlins dropped 5 in a row and lost ace Jose Fernandez for the season with a completely torn UCL. However, in the finale, the Marlins saw their bats come to life behind Anthony DeSclafani, who was making his MLB debut.
The Marlins come into this series with an abysmal 4-15 road record, including a 2-5 mark in the first 7 games of the west coast trip. After scoring 17 runs in the first 7 games of the trip, the Marlins broke out for 13 runs on Wednesday night. The onslaught was once again led by Giancarlo Stanton, who now is up to a career high 16-game hitting streak.
The Giants come into this series as one of the best teams in the league. At 26-15, the Giants lead the NL West and their .634 winning percentage is the second best in baseball. We’ll have more on the Giants in our series preview chat with Melissa Felkins Pettitt, the editor of the San Francisco Giants Fansided site, Around the Foghorn.
Game 3: May 17th, 9:05 PM EST
Marlins: Tom Koehler (3-3, 2.5 ERA, 30 SO)
Giants: Jose Fernandez (3-2, 4.78, 46 SO)
How to Watch Games:
Every game except the opener of the series will be broadcast on television on Fox Sports Florida and on 940 WINZ on your radio dial. The weather for the series looks to be nice and shouldn’t factor into the games. All games can be seen on MLB.TV as well.