Matt Cain (0-2, 6.46 ERA) and Adam Conley (0-1, 4.61 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (9-10) and the Miami Marlins (5-11) at AT&T Park. The Giants won the last game 7-2, and San Francisco leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 24 and can be seen on CSBA and FSFL.
Cain pitched 4.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking four in a 3-0 defeat to the Diamondbacks. Joe Panik (.257, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI. Conley went 6.2 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 7-0 defeat to the Nationals in his last outing. Martin Prado (.340, 4 Rs, 6 RBIs) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for San Francisco and Miami are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently not available. San Francisco is one of the best in the NL in terms of walks at home, earning an average of 4.2 per game. The Giants are the fourth-best team in the NL at limiting walks during home games, allowing only 2.1 walks per game to their opponents this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Giants, who rank fifth in the NL in strikeouts per home game with 6.9.
The Giants have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
Miami has won 14% (1-6) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 33% (2-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Marlins managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 5-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 0-8. The Giants have a 1-9 record when opponents outhit them.
Miami ranks near the bottom of the league at 29th when it comes to home runs, hitting nine this season. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 with 21.
Ranking 11th, San Francisco is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.79 per game. Miami ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 8.94.
Ranking 23rd, Miami is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.702). San Francisco ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .750.
The Marlins are 2-4 when they allow at least one home run. The Giants perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 3-8 record.