In the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-37) and the Miami Marlins (32-29) at Chase Field, Zack Godley (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jose Fernandez (9-2, 2.29 ERA) get the start. The Marlins won the last game 8-6, and Miami leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and will air on FSAZ and FSFL.
This is the first start of the season for Godley. He pitched 36.2 innings last season, finishing 5-1 with a 3.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 34 strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt (.279, 32 Rs, 11 HRs, 37 RBIs, 8 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run and one stolen base. The Marlins were victorious the last time Fernandez pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out 14 in a 1-0 victory over the Mets. Marcell Ozuna (.326, 37 Rs, 11 HRs, 36 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Marlins, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two RBIs.
No overnight line was available for this game, but the Marlins will open a road favorite with Fernandez on the mound, likely in the -140 range with a total of 8.5.
Pick - Mia
The Marlins managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 13-12 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 2-26. The Marlins have a 5-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Miami ranks near the bottom of the league at 28th when it comes to home runs, hitting 50 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half with 69.
Ranking 24th, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 167 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half with 193.
The Diamondbacks are 20-22 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Marlins are 23-13 when they hit at least one homer.