Marlins Braves Preview 9/7

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: Shortstop Jazz Chisholm #70 of the Miami Marlins catches a pop up off the bat of Nate Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays in eighth inning at Tropicana Field on September 06, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: Shortstop Jazz Chisholm #70 of the Miami Marlins catches a pop up off the bat of Nate Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays in eighth inning at Tropicana Field on September 06, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Today’s Marlins-Braves game begins a three-game series against a high scoring Braves offense that will face off against Jose Urena, Sixto Sanchez, and Pablo Lopez. The Braves are 17-5 against the Marlins in the past two seasons and will continue to serve as an obstacle that the team will have to overcome if they intend on being in contention this decade. The Marlins have the team to compete today against the Braves if the offense shows up, but the problem with the season is that you just never know what offense will show up day to day. Today’s game will exclusively be viewed on YouTube so no need to worry about a blackout game.

The Marlins are slated to face off against rookie Ian Anderson,  Robbie Erlin, and trade deadline acquisition Tommy Milone which you would obviously give the starting pitching advantage to Miami. Jose Urena is making his debut today after his bout with COVID-19 and going through the ATS to recover. Urena has a decorated past with Atlanta after hitting Ronald Acuna with a pitch in 2018, and carries with him a 6.64 ERA against the Braves. Most pitchers have struggled on their first starter after a delay so maybe, just maybe Jose Urena breaks the mold.

MIAMI, FL – MAY 03: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins sprays water while heading to the mound during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – MAY 03: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins sprays water while heading to the mound during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Stats of the game:

– Freddie Freeman is 11-26 with 4 HRs against Urena.

– This will be Ian Anderson’s 2nd start at home after his first he threw 6 innings of 1 hit 1 run ball       in his debut.

– Marlins top 5 leaders in WAR. Miguel Rojas 1.1, Brian Anderson 1.0, Sixto Sanchez 0.8. Someone     on the offense needs to break out down the stretch.

–  Corey Dickerson has a .304 AVG against the Atlanta Braves for his career.

Bet of the Day:

– I am for certain if the bet will still be available by the time you are reading this, but I was able to find a 1st inning Atlanta Braves +0.5 (+230). If you want to know the sportsbook I found it at shoot me a direct message on twitter @KingOfBuffalo

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