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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Preview and Predictions 06-12-2019 in MLB


Marcell Ozuna has punished his former team in the first two contests of the series and hopes to continue the trend when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Miami Marlins on Wednesday for the finale of their three-game set. Ozuna, who was acquired from the Marlins after the 2017 season, recorded two hits and scored twice in the series opener before launching his team-best 18th homer and reaching on a single in Tuesday's 7-1 victory.

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Ozuna, who has batted .452 against Miami over the last two years, is 8-for-16 with a pair of homers during a four-game hitting streak while Yadier Molina returned to St. Louis' lineup on Tuesday after missing two weeks with a thumb injury to go 2-for-5 with a run scored. Miles Mikolas looks to finish off the sweep when he takes the mound for the Cardinals on Wednesday opposite Jordan Yamamoto, who will be making his major-league debut without throwing a pitch in Triple-A. The Marlins won seven of nine games during a stretch bridging May and June but have scored fewer than two runs five times during their six-game losing streak after managing just five hits and striking out nine times in Tuesday's loss. Harold Ramirez notched a single and scored the lone run for Miami in the setback to improve to 6-for-15 during a four-game hitting streak that left his batting average at .327 since being recalled from the minors.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, FS Midwest (St. Louis), FS Florida (Miami)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Miles MIkolas (4-6, 4.54 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Jordan Yamamoto (NR)

Mikolas allowed three runs and four hits over four innings versus the Chicago Cubs on Friday before leaving with a bruised right forearm, but he is expected to be ready to face Miami. The 30-year-old Floridian is winless in his last five games, giving up 16 runs over 26 1/3 frames during the drought. Mikolas is 1-3 with a 7.52 ERA on the road this year, although he owns a 2-0 record and a 2.66 ERA in five career games (three starts) against the Marlins.

Yamamoto arrives from Double-A Jacksonville as scheduled starter Jose Urena was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with lower back tightness. The 23-year-old Hawaiian has gone 3-5 with a 3.58 ERA in 12 starts with the Jumbo Shrimp this year, registering 64 strikeouts and issuing 25 walks over 65 1/3 innings. Yamamoto, a 12th-round draft pick of Milwaukee in 2014, was acquired in the deal involving Christian Yelich in January 2018.

WALK-OFFS

1. Miami 1B-RF Garrett Cooper went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's loss and is batting a robust .365 in his last 14 games.

2. Molina has lifted 68 career sacrifice flies and needs one to break Albert Pujols' franchise record.

3. Marlins OF Curtis Granderson is three runs shy of 1,200 for his career.

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Marlins Park
Miami, Florida, USA.
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Last Injuries

Miami Marlins

  • Chad Wallach

    Concussion
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Wallach has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a concussion. He is without a definitive return date.

  • Jorge Alfaro

    Concussion
    Out indefinitely | 7-day IL

    Alfaro has been placed on the 7-day injured list with a concussion, and it is undetermined how long he will be out of commission.

  • Jon Berti

    Oblique
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Berti has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and he is likely to be on the IL until at least the beginning of July.

  • Caleb Smith

    Hip
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Smith has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to left hip inflammation and is expected to be out until the beginning of July.

  • Neil Walker

    Quadricep
    Prob Tues | probable

    Walker has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a strained right quadriceps. He is expected to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

  • Jose Urena

    Back
    Mid Aug | 60-day IL

    Urena has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a herniated disc in his lower back. He is unlikely to return until at least the middle of August.

  • Pablo Lopez

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Lopez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. He is without a timetable for return.

  • Riley Ferrell

    Bicep
    Early July | 60-day IL

    Ferrell has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to biceps tendinitis. A sore lat has hampered his progress during his rehab stint, and he is likely to be away from the mound until at least the beginning of July.

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Jedd Gyorko

    Back
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Gyorko has been sent to the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain. He suffered a left calf strain during his rehabilitation and will likely be out until the beginning of July.

  • Jordan Hicks

    Elbow
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Hicks has been placed on the 10-day injured list and is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow.

  • Yairo Munoz

    Personal
    Out indefinitely | out

    Munoz has been shifted to thee team's restricted list due to the birth of his child and will miss an extended period.

  • Mike Mayers

    Shoulder
    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Mayers has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a right shoulder lat strain. He is expected to be sidelined until at least sometime in July.

  • Adam Wainwright

    Hamstring
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Wainwright has been removed from the 10-day injured list after recuperating from a mild left hamstring strain. He is expected to start Thursday against the Marlins.

  • Paul Goldschmidt

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Goldschmidt will receive a day of rest and is not expected to play against the Marlins on Wednesday.

  • Yadier Molina

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Molina is unlikely to be available Wednesday against the Marlins as he is to be rested.

  • Ryan Helsley

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Helsley has hit the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder impingement. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

miami-marlins Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Garrett Cooper 40 38 143 28 45 4 1 7 22 72 0 36 0 .315 .503 .385
Harold Ramirez 38 34 143 20 45 8 0 2 16 59 2 30 0 .315 .413 .347
Bryan Holaday 12 10 31 4 9 1 0 2 6 16 0 6 1 .290 .516 .405
Neil Walker 52 37 153 12 44 10 0 4 14 66 2 36 0 .288 .431 .366
Miguel Rojas 75 70 258 25 72 16 0 0 21 88 5 37 3 .279 .341 .344
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Nick Anderson 33 0 94 52 1 29 4 3 17 0 0 1 13 555
Tayron Guerrero 33 0 91 32 3 23 3 0 13 0 0 2 20 529
Adam Conley 32 0 90 30 2 36 5 2 24 0 0 0 12 528
Sergio Romo 28 0 85 23 0 25 4 3 17 0 0 4 13 431
Tyler Kinley 25 0 74 28 1 29 3 1 14 0 0 1 19 453
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Jorge Alfaro 59 54 0 13 7 5 0 7
Bryan Holaday 12 10 0 6 1 0 0 0
Chad Wallach 19 12 1 3 2 1 0 1
Austin Dean 32 19 0 0 0 1 2 0
Brian Anderson 76 75 0 0 0 4 3 0

st-louis-cardinals Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
John Brebbia 34 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Ryan Helsley 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Lane Thomas 9 1 10 1 4 0 0 1 4 7 1 1 0 .400 .700 .455
Tommy Edman 11 2 15 4 6 1 1 1 2 12 2 2 0 .400 .800 .438
Yairo Munoz 38 8 65 9 19 3 0 0 2 22 2 16 1 .292 .338 .303
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
John Brebbia 36 0 119 46 2 32 5 0 17 0 0 1 15 689
Andrew Miller 35 0 78 38 5 23 6 0 16 0 0 1 12 472
John Gant 35 0 124 37 0 24 3 0 11 0 0 1 12 636
Tyler Webb 32 0 82 23 2 18 3 2 12 0 0 0 14 446
Giovanny Gallegos 30 0 104 49 2 22 4 2 10 0 0 1 6 533
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yadier Molina 64 62 0 10 5 1 0 3
Matt Wieters 27 14 0 4 2 0 0 1
Andrew Knizner 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Carlos Martinez 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dakota Hudson 15 14 0 0 0 1 0 0