Jose Fernandez (3-2, 4.28 ERA) and Wily Peralta (2-3, 7.50 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (16-14) and the Milwaukee Brewers (13-18) at Marlins Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 9 and can be seen on FSWI and FSFL.
Fernandez pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks. Christian Yelich (.340, 20 Rs, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. Peralta went 5.2 innings, surrendering five runs and walking one in a 14-5 win over the Marlins in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.367, 19 Rs, 7 HRs, 24 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Miami and Milwaukee are Miami -235, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 as of now.
The Marlins lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Brewers won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Marlins are 4-5. The Brewers are 5-2 in close games this season.
The Marlins are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Brewers have a 2-6 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Brewers have a slight leg up on the Marlins, as the Brewers have won their last two games while the Marlins have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 11-2. The Marlins have a 13-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Miami has earned 126 this season. Milwaukee ranks eighth with 143 runs.
Ranking 22nd, Miami is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 88 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 118.
The Marlins are 13-7 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Brewers are 10-8 when they hit at least one homer.