Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick- 8/3/2013
2013-08-03 06:10:00 EDT
The Cleveland Indians try bouncing back after having their eight-game win streak put to an abrupt end 10-0 on Friday by the Miami Marlins.
Cleveland did not come ready, getting outhit 16-3 and making two errors, both frm Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera was one of three Indians, who went 0-of-2 with Runners In Scoring Position, to get a hit. Miami, meanwhile, got an amazing gem from Jose Fernandez (8-5, 2.54 ERA).
The Marlins also slapped Ubaldo Jimenez (8-6, 4.18 ERA) silly for five runs, two earned, during four innings. Miami equaled their output on Cleveland’s ace with five runs during the eighth frame. Ed Lucas’ fielder’s coice, Logan Morrison’s triple, Donovan Solano’s single and Jake Marisnick’s single drove in the Marlins’ last five runs. The Indians’ two other hits came from Ryan Raburn and Nick Swisher.
Zach McAllister (4-6, 3.48 ERA), who has lost three of his last four starts, fires away next for Cleveland. McAllister hasn’t won since May 23 at the Boston Red Sox, yielding three runs during five innings. McAllister fell at the Cinncinatti Reds and Seattle Mariners as part of a three-game losing streak, allowing seven runs, six earned, during 10.1 frames.
McAllister also was toppled 3-2 at the Chicago White Sox and 4-0 at the Tampa Bay Rays, surrendering seven runs, five earned, during 11.2 innings. Miami’s Juan Pierre is the only Marlin to have faced McAllister before, going 1-of-3.
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Miami goes with another guy who has struggled of late in Jacob Turner (3-3, 2.65 ERA). It’s not like Turner has been bad, conceding seven runs during 17.1 frames in his last three starts, two his losses. At Marlins Park this year, Turner downed the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and San Diego Padres for all three of his wins, yielding three runs during 23 innings.
Miami is 1-1 in Turner’s no-decisions, splitting one-run affairs. The Indians are 0-of-4 with a Mark Reynolds walk and no RBIs versus Turner. Cleveland was sizzling coming into Marlins Park and could be shown the door once more.