In the second of a four-game series between the Miami Marlins (16-23) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (16-23) at Marlins Park, Jarred Cosart (1-3, 4.08 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (1-3, 5.92 ERA) get the ball. The Diamondbacks won the last game 3-2 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 19 and will air on FSN-AZ and FSN-FL.
In his most recent outing, Cosart pitched 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, striking out four and walking three in a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers. In his career against the Marlins, Hellickson is 0-0 with a 5.59 ERA. He meets a strong Miami offense that's batting .261. Paul Goldschmidt (.328, 30 Rs, 10 HRs, 32 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run.
Miami is a -132 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Marlins have an 8-11 record and overall money line at -694. They have struggled as the favorite over their last 10 games, going 0-3.
Moving on to the away team, the Diamondbacks come into this game with a weak win percentage of .391 when playing as the underdog (9-14) and an overall money line of -484. They have played poorly as the underdog as of late. They managed a 1-3 record when playing as the underdog and an SU record of 3-7. The top hitting team in the NL are the Diamondbacks, who average 9.5 hits per game. The Diamondbacks have racked up 29 steals on the year, making them one of the most threatening base-running teams in the league. Shifting to the pitching staff, they allow just 2.7 hits per road game, good for third in the NL.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks are 1-0 against the Marlins. This game will feature Hellickson (RHP) on the mound against the Marlins, who have an 11-20 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Cosart will take the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have an 11-16 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Marlins are 6-6. The Diamondbacks are 5-7 in close games this season.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 3-2 record. The Marlins are 1-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Diamondbacks are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Marlins have a record of 3-8 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 14-7. The Diamondbacks have an 11-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Miami has earned 153 this season. Arizona ranks seventh with 172 runs.
Miami and Arizona both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Miami sits at 20th with 102 this season and Arizona ranks 18th with 105.
The Marlins are 7-12 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 13-6 when they hit at least one homer.