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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins Pick & Prediction MAY 5TH 2021

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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Luke Weaver, who is set to start against the host Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, is looking to regain his aggressive mound demeanor.

Weaver, who is 2-11 since the start of the 2020 season, showed what he can do when he is on the attack when he beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 on April 11.

"There's definitely an edge," Weaver said of his game. "There's definitely that mentality that 'I'm coming right at you.'

"Especially in the first inning, I'm trying to set the tone. I'm letting their side know that I'm not going to deviate from my plan unless they make me."

Weaver doesn't have much history against the Marlins -- just three appearances and only one start for a 0-1 record and a 2.00 ERA. In Miami, he is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA.

This season, Weaver is 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He is 0-2 with a no-decision since that gem against the Reds, allowing 11 earned runs in 13 innings.

The Diamondbacks, who lost 9-3 to the Marlins in Tuesday's series opener, got some good news, even in defeat.

For starters, Arizona got two players off the injured list: Christian Walker (oblique) and outfielder Tim Locastro (finger). Walker immediately was inserted into the starting lineup at first base. Locastro was used as a pinch-runner. Both of them scored a run.

In addition, Josh Rojas slugged a homer, and Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5. Rojas has hit at least one extra-base hit in five straight games, smacking four homers in that span.

Meanwhile, the Marlins, who snapped a three-game losing streak with Tuesday's win, are expected to start right-hander Pablo Lopez on Wednesday night.

Lopez (0-2, 2.34 ERA) is still looking for his first win of the season despite pitching well. He has given up 10 runs (nine earned) over his six starts.

In Miami, Lopez has a 3.01 career ERA in 25 starts, which is much better than his road mark (5.75).

Lopez has no record and a 4.50 ERA in one start against Arizona.

Offensively, the Marlins are hoping for more of what they saw on Tuesday: the return of Brian Anderson and the growth of Lewis Brinson.

Anderson, who had been on the injured list with an oblique strain since April 20, slugged a three-run, opposite-field homer on Tuesday in his first game back.

"I was just trying to get the ball elevated, trying to get on time," Anderson said. "It's been a while since I've seen live pitching.

"Hopefully, that will give me some confidence going forward, especially to right-center."

Brinson, a disappointment since the Marlins acquired him before the 2018 season as part of the Christian Yelich trade, had a three-run homer, a double and an outfield assist in one of his better games on Tuesday.

"Those are the best swings I've seen Lewis take," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "He was shooting balls into that (right-center) gap. That tells me that he's staying through balls longer and covering more of the plate."

--Field Level Media

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Last Injuries

Miami Marlins

  • Jorge Guzman

    Elbow
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Guzman is on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, and he is not expected to make his season debut until the middle of May.

  • Trevor Rogers

    Hamstring
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Rogers missed the last contest with a hamstring injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for his next scheduled start versus the Brewers on Saturday.

  • Paul Campbell

    Suspension
    Elig Aug 3 | out

    Campbell has been suspended for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs and have been assigned to the restricted list. He is not eligible to return until August 3.

  • Jorge Alfaro

    Hamstring
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Alfaro has wound up on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, and he will not return until at least the middle of May.

  • Brian Anderson

    Oblique
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Anderson has been added to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and he is likely to be activated in the middle of May.

  • Jazz Chisholm

    Hamstring
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Chisholm has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, and he is not expected to return until the middle of May.

  • Starling Marte

    Ribs
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Marte has been moved to the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib, and he is not expected to return until the beginning of June.

  • Jeff Brigham

    Undisclosed
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Brigham has assigned on the 60-day injured list, and he is not projected to make his season debut until at least the early part of June.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Ketel Marte

    Hamstring
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Marte has been shifted to the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring injury, and it is projected that he will be out of the lineup until middle of May.

  • Merrill Kelly

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | COVID-19 IL

    Kelly has been assigned to the COVID-19 injured list, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Tyler Clippard

    Shoulder
    Mid May | out

    Clippard is expected to be out of the lineup until at least the middle of May due to a right shoulder strain.

  • Kole Calhoun

    Hamstring
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Calhoun has been moved to the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain, and he is likely to be out of action for six to eight weeks.

  • Tim Locastro

    Finger
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Locastro has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a dislocated left pinky finger, and it is unknown if he will be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Marlins.

  • Christian Walker

    Oblique
    Prob Tues | 10-day IL

    Walker has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain, and he is projected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

  • Joakim Soria

    Leg
    Mid May | 10-day IL

    Soria has been added to the 10-day injured list with a strained left calf, and he will not return to action until the middle of May.

  • Taylor Widener

    Groin
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Widener has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.