In the second of a four-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (48-69) and the Miami Marlins (62-56) at the Great American Ball Park, Anthony DeSclafani (6-1, 3.11 ERA) and Jose Urena (1-3, 6.69 ERA) take the mound. The Marlins won the last game 6-3, and Miami leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and will air on FSOH and FSFL.
In his last start, DeSclafani pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals. Joey Votto (.303, 72 Rs, 19 HRs, 62 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Marlins were also unsuccessful the last time Urena pitched. He struggled, going 4.1 innings, allowing eight runs, striking out four and walking four in an 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. Giancarlo Stanton (.244, 52 Rs, 25 HRs, 70 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Marlins, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
For the 10th time this season, the Marlins registered at least two errors in a game.
The Reds managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are coming in with a 15-7 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Marlins have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Marlins have won their last two games while the Reds have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 36-10. The Marlins have a 51-13 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st in runs, Miami has earned 507 this season. Cincinnati ranks 20th with 514 runs.
Ranking 24th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.710). Miami ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .741.
When the Marlins allow at least one home run, they are 27-34. When the Reds allow one or more homers, they have a 34-57 record.