Atlanta Braves (23-15) at Miami Marlins (14-25)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 13, 2018, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins +133 / Atlanta Braves -143 --- Over/Under: 8
The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins meet Sunday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Atlanta Braves look for another victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 53 hits and 29 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 94 hits and 61 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Newcomb is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins could use a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. The Marlins have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins are just 3-22 this season when allowing at least four runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 43 hits and 18 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson have combined for 75 hits and 33 RBI. Jose Urena gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 4.37 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Urena is 2-3 with a 5.54 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series, 4-1 in Newcombs last 5 road starts and 1-5 in Newcombs last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series, 8-23 in Urenas last 31 home starts and 3-13 in Urenas last 16 starts. The Braves are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Miami, the Marlins are 2-5 in Urenas last 7 starts vs. Braves and the over is 35-16-3 in the last 54 meetings.
The Braves continue to put up runs offensively, and now they throw out a pitcher in Newcomb who has allowed just four hits and zero runs in his last 13 innings. Newcomb is also allowing just a .209 batting average this season overall and a .182 batting average on the road in 30.1 innings. Urena has allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last three starts, but he gives up a ton of hits and doesn't get much run support. The Marlins have scored a combined three runs in Urena's last three starts. Look for the Braves to win yet another game against their NL East rival.