Williams Perez (4-5, 5.56 ERA) and Adam Conley (2-1, 4.96 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (54-78) and the Miami Marlins (54-79) at Turner Field. The Braves lost the last game 7-1, continuing a seven-game losing streak. Action begins at 12:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 2 and can be seen on FSFL and SPSO.
Freddie Freeman (.282, 50 Rs, 15 HRs, 50 RBIs, 3 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run. Conley went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking one in a 4-3 win over the Nationals in his most recent start. Justin Bour (.257, 29 Rs, 15 HRs, 49 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for Atlanta and Miami are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Within its division, Atlanta has a record of 25-26 SU. The Braves lead the MLB in extra base hits with 311. Atlanta strikes out the least of any team in the NL, with only 6.9 per game. Atlanta's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 7.9 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.7.
The Marlins are 19-33 against NL East opponents. Offensively, the Marlins have really sputtered in the last 10 games. They have decreased their season average of 3.7 runs per game by averaging 2.5 during that stretch. The Marlins have a dynamic offense, ranking second in the league with 317 extra base hits. The Marlins are an excellent base stealing team with 97 stolen bases, ranking fourth in the MLB.
The Braves lead the season series, 10-5. The Braves have a 9-15 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Conley takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - Mia
The Marlins are struggling at 20-33 in their division, while the Braves sit at 25-27.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Braves are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Marlins have a 20-2 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
The Marlins are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Braves currently have a losing streak of seven.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 38-20. The Braves have a 37-18 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th in runs, Atlanta has earned 476 this season. Miami ranks 28th with 492 runs.
Ranking 27th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 312 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 12th with 380.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 32-30. When the Marlins hit at least one homer, they have a 33-39 record.