Atlanta Braves (11-10) at Miami Marlins (9-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Robbie Erlin (0-0) (9.00) vs. Elieser Hernandez (0-0) (2.79)
The Line: Miami Marlins -110 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins duke it out in an NL East division matchup from Marlins Park on Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves will try to build off of a 2-1 win over the Fish in Saturday’s matchup. Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall each had a solo home run to make up Atlanta’s scoring as a team in the win while Freddie Freeman and Adeiny Hechavarria each had a double as well. Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson and Johan Camargo all added base hits as well as the Braves had seven hits as a team in the winning effort. Max Fried threw 6.1 scoreless innings, giving up just four hits while striking out seven, not factoring in the decision. Will Smith got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year while Mark Melancon closed things down for his 4th save of the season. Robbie Erlin will start this one and is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. This will be Erlin’s second career start against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will try to rebound and salvage a win here after dropping Saturday’s matchup. Monte Harrison had a solo home run to account for Miami’s lone run in the loss while Lewis Brinson went 2 for 3 with a double and Jonathan Villar added a double as well in the loss. Jesus Aguilar and Lewin Diaz each had base hits as well as the Marlins had just six hits as a team in the loss. Daniel Castano gave up one run on four hits over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Brandon Kintzler took the loss, falling to 1-1 in relief on the year. Elieser Hernandez will start this one and is 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hernandez is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 20 strikeouts against Atlanta.
Atlanta is 38-15 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams and 57-28 in the last 85 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
I like the Braves and a low line most times I can get it, but the truth is we haven’t seen much from Erlin this season and what we have seen isn’t all that great as he’s allowed six runs in six innings so far. Miami is still one of the surprises of the league despite stumbling in their last couple of games, but I think that theFish bounce back behind the more known commodity in Hernandez so I’ll lean Miami’s way in Sunday’s matchup.