Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
|Date & Time||Friday June 7, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Miami Marlins +150 / Atlanta Braves -160 O/U: 8
The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to kick off their series.
Atlanta just finished up a set versus the Pirates this week. The Braves won Tuesday’s outing 12-5, but then fell 7-4 on Wednesday and 6-1 in the Thursday finale to lose the series.
For the Friday opener, the Braves will be sending out RHP Mike Soroka. In his 57.1 innings and 6-1 mark this year, Soroka has a 1.41 ERA with 51 Ks and 15 BBs.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re coming off a set versus the Brewers. Miami took a huge 16-0 win on Tuesday in that series, then another 8-3 Wednesday. On Thursday, the Marlins lost 5-1.
For Friday’s game, the Marlins are sending out Jose Urena for the start. In his 71.2 innings and 4-6 record this year, Urena has a 4.14 ERA with 49 Ks and 22 BBs.
The Braves are 4-1 in the last five Friday games and 4-0 in Soroka’s last four starts with five days’ rest. Atlanta is 6-2 in Soroka’s last eight road starts and 9-3 in his last 12 starts.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 13-27 in their last 40 in game one of a series and 1-5 in their last six Friday games. Miami is 1-5 in Urena’s last six home starts and 2-6 in his last eight Friday starts.
Soroka has been dealing this season, and he’s got just one start where he’s given up more than one earned run—that was his last time up versus the Tigers: 6.2 innings, three earned on seven hits in a win.
As for Urena, he’s been pitching well also, with five straight quality starts and three straight wins.
This should be a great matchup and a fun one to watch, but I have to go with the better team here and that’s the Braves.