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Miami Marlins vs. Detroit Tigers Preview and Predictions 05-23-2019 in MLB


The Miami Marlins are riding their longest winning streak in over three years and will try to extend it to six victories in a row when they finish a three-game series at the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The Marlins entered last weekend's series with the New York Mets at a woeful 10-31, but they've rolled to five straight wins while holding opponents to a total of 13 runs.

Jose Urena provided a quality start and the bullpen posted three scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers, who are headed in the other direction. Detroit has dropped eight in a row - all at home - while being held to four runs or fewer each time. The Tigers were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base in Wednesday's loss, the club's ninth straight at Comerica Park. Detroit hopes to snap out of its funk Thursday behind staff leader Matthew Boyd, who opposes Trevor Richards for Miami.

TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, FS Florida (Miami), FS Detroit

PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins RH Trevor Richards (1-5, 4.44 ERA) vs. Tigers LH Matthew Boyd (4-4, 3.41)

Richards picked up his first win of the year last Friday after giving up three runs in a season high-tying 6 1/3 innings against the Mets. He had to work around two home runs in the victory, the fourth time in the past five starts in which he has given up two round-trippers. The 26-year-old is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in six career interleague starts and will be facing the Tigers for the first time.



Boyd had a string of seven straight quality starts snapped two turns ago in a loss to Houston and then was reached for four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to Oakland his last time out. The Oregon State product has served up five homers over his last three outings after giving up only two through his first seven starts. Boyd, who is making his fifth consecutive start at home, owns a 5.01 ERA in interleague play.

WALK-OFFS

1. Marlins RF Garrett Cooper launched his first career home run in the 6-3 win Wednesday.

2. Tigers LF Christin Stewart was 3-for-4 on Wednesday after going 1-for-22 over his previous seven games.

3. Miami starters have a 2.01 ERA over the last seven contests.

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Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Capacity: 45,010

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Last Injuries

Detroit Tigers

  • Tyson Ross

    Elbow
    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Ross has been designated for the 60-day injured list with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. He is expected to be out of action until at least the middle of July.

  • Grayson Greiner

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Greiner is on the 10-day injured list due to a lower-back strain. There is currently no timetable for recovery.

  • Jeimer Candelario

    Shoulder
    Ques Sat | 10-day IL

    Candelario has landed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, and it is uncertain if he will return to the field Saturday against the Indians.

  • JaCoby Jones

    Elbow
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Jones exited the last game due to a left elbow contusion, leaving his availability against the Indians on Friday clouded.

  • Josh Harrison

    Hamstring
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Harrison has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and a partial tear. He is expected to return in six to eight weeks.

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Elbow
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Zimmermann has been placed on the 10-day Injured List with a UCL sprain in his right elbow and is also dealing with a muscle strain. He is likely to be out of commission until at least the end of June.

  • Jordy Mercer

    Quadricep
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Mercer has landed on the 10-day injured list with an acute on chronic muscle strain. He suffered a setback during his rehab stint, but he is aiming to return during the latter part of June.

  • Niko Goodrum

    Knee
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Goodrum sat out the last game due to a right knee contusion, but he is likely to face the Royals on Thursday.

Miami Marlins

  • Jose Urena

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Urena has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a herniated disc in his lower back, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • Martin Prado

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Prado is on the 10-day injured list due to a right hamstring strain. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Caleb Smith

    Hip
    Late June | 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 at least the latter part of June.

  • Riley Ferrell

    Bicep
    Late June | 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 latter half of June.

  • Neil Walker

    Quadricep
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Walker has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained right quadriceps and is projected to be out of action until the latter half of June.

  • Jon Berti

    Oblique
    Late June | 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 latter part of June.

detroit-tigers 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
Gregory Soto 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Victor Reyes 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667
Matthew Boyd 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500
Bobby Wilson 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .667 .333
Miguel Cabrera 64 63 231 17 68 11 0 4 29 91 0 54 0 .294 .394 .357
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
Victor Alcantara 33 0 92 17 1 29 6 0 16 0 0 3 11 490
Buck Farmer 31 1 82 31 2 30 4 2 17 0 0 0 9 472
Joe Jimenez 31 0 85 40 3 23 6 1 18 0 0 0 14 518
Daniel Stumpf 29 0 56 20 0 23 3 1 11 0 0 1 10 345
Shane Greene 28 0 84 29 1 15 3 1 8 0 0 2 8 420
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Grayson Greiner 43 43 1 27 11 4 0 1
John Hicks 39 36 0 18 8 0 0 2
Bobby Wilson 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Dixon 41 32 0 0 0 4 0 0
Buck Farmer 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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
Harold Ramirez 30 28 117 17 38 8 0 2 16 52 2 25 0 .325 .444 .352
Garrett Cooper 34 32 121 24 37 2 1 6 20 59 0 30 0 .306 .488 .384
Neil Walker 51 36 149 12 44 10 0 4 14 66 2 35 0 .295 .443 .375
Bryan Holaday 8 7 21 3 6 1 0 1 5 10 0 6 0 .286 .476 .423
Jorge Alfaro 55 51 189 21 51 5 0 9 27 83 1 67 2 .270 .439 .324
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
Adam Conley 30 0 79 22 2 34 4 2 23 0 0 0 12 478
Nick Anderson 30 0 89 51 1 25 4 3 15 0 0 1 13 516
Tayron Guerrero 29 0 80 30 2 20 2 0 10 0 0 2 17 460
Tyler Kinley 25 0 74 28 1 29 3 1 14 0 0 1 19 453
Sergio Romo 24 0 72 21 0 22 4 2 16 0 0 4 12 393
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Jorge Alfaro 55 51 0 13 6 4 0 7
Chad Wallach 19 12 1 3 2 1 0 1
Bryan Holaday 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 0
Austin Dean 28 18 0 0 0 1 2 0
Brian Anderson 68 67 0 0 0 4 3 0