Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates – September 17/19

Matt Melton
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 05: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Start Times & Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Friday, September 17 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs RHP Wil Crowe

Hernandez (MIA): 1-1, 4.14 ERA, 1.162 WHIP, 7 BB, 37 K

Crowe (PIT): 3-7, 5.97 ERA, 1.624 WHIP, 50 BB, 95 K

Game 2: Saturday, September 18 at 6:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Edward Cabrera vs RHP Bryse Wilson

Cabrera (MIA): 0-1, 6.61 ERA, 1.531 WHIP, 10 BB, 9 K – Marlins No. 2 Prospect

Wilson (PIT): 2-7, 4.97 ERA, 1.418 WHIP, 18 BB, 41 K

Game 3: Sunday, September 19 at 1:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs TBD

Alcantara (MIA): 9-13, 3.10 ERA, 1.055 WHIP, 48 BB, 185 K

Series Prediction

The Marlins and Pirates have only met once so far this season which was a four-game series in Pittsburgh back in early-June. The Pirates took three-of-four in the early-season series in which Miami was outscored 23-15.

While Pittsburgh won the series back in June, this series could be a different story with the Marlins pitching being the key.

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Expect the Marlins to get three strong starts from Hernandez, Cabrera, and Alcantara to win at-least two over the weekend, while not necessarily ruling out a series-sweep.

Prediction: Marlins 2-1

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