Atlanta Braves (15-19) at Miami Marlins (16-19)
|Date & Time||Friday May 15, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under:
The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Braves have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Braves have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 42 hits and 18 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Nick Markakis have combined for 26 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost six of their last seven games on the road. Julio Teheran gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.74 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 5-1 with a 2.64 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Marlins have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 58 hits and 12 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 52 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won six of their last eight games on their home field. David Phelps takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.90 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Phelps’ second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 2-6 in Teherans last 8 starts vs. National League East. The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day. The Braves are 6-2 in Teherans last 8 starts vs. Marlins.
The Braves have been awful as of late and even worse on the road. While Teheran has owned the fish in his career, I like Miami on its home field after a day off and a long road trip.