Adam Conley (3-3, 4.15 ERA) and Jonathon Niese (5-2, 4.42 ERA) are on the hill in the third of a four-game series between the Miami Marlins (27-25) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-22) at Marlins Park. The Marlins won the last game 3-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on FSFL and RTPT.
Conley pitched 4.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-2 defeat to the Braves. Derek Dietrich (.318, 12 Rs, 3 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Niese went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking one in a 9-1 win over the Rangers in his last outing. Andrew McCutchen (.257, 34 Rs, 9 HRs, 23 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Miami and Pittsburgh are Marlins -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - PIT
When leading after seven innings, Pittsburgh is 13-13, while Miami is 10-12.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Pirates are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Marlins have a 10-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Pirates are 22-7. The Marlins have a 22-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Miami has earned 205 this season. Pittsburgh ranks fifth with 258 runs.
Ranking 23rd, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 148 this season. Pittsburgh ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 177.
When the Marlins hit at least one home run, they are 21-11, well-matched with the Pirates who are 20-10 when hitting one or more homers.