Miami Marlins (5-13) at Milwaukee Brewers (11-9)
|Date & Time||Friday April 20, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -167 / Miami Marlins +157 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Miami Marlins could use a feel good victory here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Marlins have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Miami Marlins are 0-12 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Derek Dietrich leads the Marlins with 21 hits and five RBI while Starlin Castro and Miguel Rojas have combined for 41 hits and 11 RBI. Trevor Richards gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career game against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Brewers scored 12 runs in Thursday’s victory and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-3 this season when scoring more than three runs. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 20 hits and seven RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jonathan Villar have combined for 37 hits and 14 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.60 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 15-6 in their last 21 Friday games, 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The Brewers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings in Milwaukee and 39-18-3 in the last 60 meetings.
Richards has actually been decent for the Marlins recently, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in his last 11 innings. Chacin has allowed three or more earned runs in three of his four games and has never been a pitcher you want to back as he gets hit hard often. This season, Chacin has a .320 allowed batting average in 17.2 innings. With that said, the Marlins continue to show their true colors, as this is a team with very little experience, talent, hitting or pitching to go around, and they're getting blown out almost nightly. Subpar pitching matchup or not, you almost have to fade the fish nightly as long as the price isn't too insane.