Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds – August 19/22

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 28: Aristides Aquino #44 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after hitting a double against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 28: Aristides Aquino #44 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after hitting a double against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Thursday, August 19 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: TBD vs RHP Luis Castillo

Castillo (CIN): 6-12, 4.51 ERA, 1.409 WHIP, 59 BB, 138 K

Game 2: Friday, August 20 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs RHP Sonny Gray

Hernandez (MIA): 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 0.789 WHIP, 1 BB, 13 K

Gray (CIN): 4-6, 4.47 ERA, 1.390 WHIP, 37 BB, 113 K

Game 3: Saturday, August 21 at 6:40 pm ET

Probable Starters: TBD vs LHP Wade Miley

Miley (CIN): 10-4, 2.84 ERA, 1.211 WHIP, 42 BB, 104 K

Game 4: Sunday, August 22 at 1:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs RHP Vladimir Gutierrez

Alcantara (MIA): 7-11, 3.39 ERA, 1.137 WHIP, 44 BB, 135 K

Gutierrez (CIN): 8-4, 3.87 ERA, 1.349 WHIP, 34 BB, 65 K

Series Prediction

While both teams are coming off disappointing series’, these are two teams that are going in different directions over the remainder of the season.

The Marlins are out of postseason contention, while the Reds on the other hand are squarely in the running for an NL Wild Card spot. Because of this, Cincinnati cannot allow back-to-back series’ losses against two teams that are below-.500.

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While there is a chance that we could be in store for a bounce-back series from Miami, this four-game set is the Reds to lose.

Prediction: Reds 3-1

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