Williams Perez (2-1, 3.86 ERA) and Adam Conley (3-3, 4.15 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (12-34) and the Miami Marlins (25-22) at Turner Field. Action begins at 7:35 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and can be seen on FSFL and FSSE.
Perez pitched 6.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking one in a 2-0 win over the Phillies. Freddie Freeman (.254, 20 Rs, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run. Conley went 5.1 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out two and walking seven in an 8-2 defeat to the Nationals in his last outing. Marcell Ozuna (.333, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Marlins, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Atlanta and Miami are Marlins -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Braves have the edge in the season series, 3-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIA
The Braves are struggling at 7-14 in their division, while the Marlins are 10-15.
The Braves managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are coming in with a 10-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Marlins have a slight leg up on the Braves, as the Marlins have won their last two games while the Braves have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 9-7. The Marlins have a 20-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 142 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 191.
Both Atlanta and Miami are tied at 20th in walks with a total of 136 this season.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 4-11. When the Marlins hit at least one homer, they have a 20-11 record.