Jose Fernandez (2-2, 4.08 ERA) and Rubby De La Rosa (3-3, 4.18 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (13-12) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-16) at Marlins Park. The Marlins won the last game 7-4, and Miami leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 4 and can be seen on FSAZ and FSFL.
Fernandez pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 5-3 win over the Dodgers. Christian Yelich (.337, 14 Rs, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. De La Rosa went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out 10 and walking two in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals in his most recent start. Brandon Drury (.321, 10 Rs, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Diamondbacks, going 2 for 5 yesterday.
The odds for Miami and Arizona are Marlins -170, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
The Marlins have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
When leading after seven innings, Miami is 4-6, while Arizona is 5-11.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are heading in with a 3-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 9-3. The Marlins have a 12-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, Miami is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 104 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 127.
Ranking 19th, Miami is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 79 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half with 82.
When the Marlins hit at least one home run, they are 10-5. When the Diamondbacks hit at least one homer, they have a 10-12 record.