Matt Wisler (6-11, 4.76 ERA) and Jake Esch (0-1, 4.82 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (56-88) and the Miami Marlins (71-73) at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 12-7, and Atlanta leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 13 and can be seen on FSFL and FSSE.
Wisler pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out 10 and walking three in an 8-1 win over the Padres. Freddie Freeman (.296, 90 Rs, 29 HRs, 75 RBIs, 4 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 4 with three runs and one RBI. Esch went 5.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking two in a 6-2 defeat to the Phillies in his most recent start. Christian Yelich (.304, 71 Rs, 18 HRs, 89 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
The Braves are 26-35 against their divisional rivals, while the Marlins are 24-34 against their division.
The Braves are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 12 runs. The Marlins have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 7-60. The Marlins have a 9-46 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit 105 this season. Miami ranks 29th with 114 home runs.
Ranking 26th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 396 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 14th with 450.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 33-37. When the Marlins hit at least one homer, they have a 49-35 record.