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.
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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Key Players to Watch
- BATTING 1 Gregory Soto #65 | RP
- HOMERUNS 14 Brandon Dixon #12 | 2B
- RUNS BATTED IN 50 Miguel Cabrera #24 | 1B
- STOLEN BASES 12 Niko Goodrum #28 | LF
- EARNED RUN AVERAGE 17.182 Jose Manuel Fernandez #57 | RP
- WINS 6 Matthew Boyd #48 | SP
- STRIKEOUTS 138 Niko Goodrum #28 | LF
- SAVES 22 Shane Greene #61 | RP
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- GroinQues Sat | questionable
Goodrum was removed from the previous contest due to left groin tightness, and it is undetermined if he will suit up Saturday against the Twins.
- PersonalProb Sun | probable
Boyd has been activated from the paternity list and is likely to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Twins.
- ThumbEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Candelario has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb sprain. He is likely to remain of the IL until at least the start of September.
- GroinQues Thurs | questionable
Goodrum has sat out the last three games due to a sore groin, and it is unknown if he will be a participant in Thursday's contest against the Astros.
- ConcussionEarly Sept | 7-day IL
Stewart has been placed on the seven-day injured list due to a concussion. He has begun a rehabilitation assignment and is likely to be activated before the beginning of September.
- Elbowout for season | 60-day IL
Hardy is expected to spend the remainder of the season on the 60-day injured list with a left flexor tendon strain.
- NeckProb Sat | probable
Zimmermann has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list after a right cervical spasm. It is expected that he will return to the starting rotation for Saturday's contest against the Rays.
- Wristout for season | 10-day IL
Jones has a fractured left wrist and is likely to miss the remainder of the season while on the 10-day injured list.
- ForearmEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Riddle is on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. He is likely to remain idle until at least the early part of September.
- ShoulderQues Mon | 10-day IL
Lopez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. It is uncertain if he will come off the IL Monday against the Reds.
- BackEarly Sept | 60-day IL
Urena has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a herniated disc in his lower back. He is expected to return by the beginning of September.
- HandOut indefinitely | out
Anderson is dealing with a broken finger in his left hand. A timetable for return has yet to be established.
- FingerProb Sun | probable
Hernandez left his last appearance with a blister on his right middle finger. It is expected that he will take the mound Sunday against the Phillies.
- FingerEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Guerrero was placed on the 10-day injured list with a torn fingernail on his right middle finger and will be out until at least the beginning of September.
- ConcussionMid Sept | 60-day IL
Wallach has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a concussion. He is not expected to return until sometime in September.
- FingerProb Fri | probable
Walker has been activated off the 10-day injured list after recovering from a sprained right index finger. He is expected to return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.
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