In the last of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (14-12) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-17) at Marlins Park, Adam Conley (1-1, 3.67 ERA) and Robbie Ray (1-1, 4.97 ERA) get the ball. The Diamondbacks lost the last game 4-3, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 5 and will air on FSAZ and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Conley pitched 7.2 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking four in a 6-3 victory over the Brewers. Giancarlo Stanton (.258, 15 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. The Diamondbacks were unsuccessful against the Rockies 9-0 the last time Ray pitched. He went 4.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out five and walking two. Brandon Drury (.321, 11 Rs, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Marlins -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The previous two games have all gone Miami's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
In their last game, the Diamondbacks lost by a margin of one run. The Marlins are 4-3 in one-run games. The Diamondbacks have a 3-3 record in close games.
The Marlins are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 11 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks have a record of 0-4 when they are struck out that many times or more.
It looks like the Marlins have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Marlins have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last five.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 9-4. The Marlins have a 12-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Miami has earned 108 this season. Arizona ranks seventh with 130 runs.
Miami and Arizona both rank in the bottom half of the league in walks. Miami sits at 19th with 81 this season and Arizona ranks 16th with 85.
The Marlins are 11-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 10-13 when they hit at least one homer.