Tom Koehler (9-10, 3.87 ERA) and Rich Hill (11-3, 1.94 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (70-71) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (79-61) at Marlins Park. The Marlins won the last game 4-1, and Miami leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and can be seen on SNLA and FSFL.
Koehler pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking two in a 6-5 defeat to the Indians. Christian Yelich (.303, 71 Rs, 18 HRs, 87 RBIs, 8 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. Hill went 6.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 5-1 win over the Padres in his last outing. Corey Seager (.318, 94 Rs, 24 HRs, 66 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
When leading after seven innings, Los Angeles is 31-24, while Miami is 31-32.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Dodgers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Marlins have a 25-3 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 58-18. The Dodgers have a 56-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 579 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top half with 629.
Ranking 22nd, Miami is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.727). Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .736.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 36-49, well-matched with the Marlins who are 31-43 when allowing at least one homer.