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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Preview and Predictions 05-15-2019 in MLB


A visit to the worst team in the majors helped the Tampa Bay Rays get back on track and maintain their hold on first place in the American League East. After closing out a homestand by losing three of four, the Rays won the opener of a five-game road trip and will go for a sweep of a two-game interleague series when they face the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Avisail Garcia did most of the heavy lifting for Tampa Bay in Tuesday's 4-0 victory, clubbing a mammoth 471-foot home run as part of a three-hit, three-RBI night. Garcia extended his hitting streak to four games and has homered three times and collected seven RBIs over the past six contests. He provided more than enough offense to send the punchless Marlins to their sixth consecutive defeat, dropping their record to a major league-worst 10-30. Neil Walker had a pair of hits for Miami, which is 1-9 in its last 10 games and has scored two runs or fewer in each of the losses.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FS Sun (Tampa Bay), FS Florida (Miami)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rays RH Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.57 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Jose Urena (1-5, 4.82)

Six-game winner Tyler Glasnow, the ace of the pitching staff through the first six weeks, was injured in his last start, leaving the Rays to turn to Stanek as the opener for the sixth time since April 23. He worked two scoreless innings in each of his last appearances as the opener, allowing one hit each against both Arizona and the Yankees, but he gave up a run in one inning of relief versus the Yankees on Sunday. Walker belted a three-run homer in his only at-bat against Stanek.



Urena deserved a better fate last time out at the Chicago Cubs, having to settle for a no-decision despite permitting two runs (one earned) and five hits over a season high-tying seven innings. It was the fifth consecutive outing of at least six innings -- including four quality starts -- for the 27-year-old Dominican, who was hammered for 15 runs in losing his first three starts. Travis d'Arnaud is 2-for-5 against Urena, who sports an 0.84 ERA in 10 appearances (one start) versus Tampa Bay.

WALK-OFFS

1. Rays 3B Yandy Diaz has hit safely in seven straight games after going 2-for-5 Tuesday.

2. Marlins C Jorge Alfaro is 0-for-16 over the past five games.

3. Garcia has raised his batting average from .250 to .296 with hits in 11 of his last 12 games.

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Marlins Park
Miami, Florida, USA.
Capacity: 37,000

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Last Injuries

Miami Marlins

  • JT Riddle

    Forearm
    Early 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.

  • Pablo Lopez

    Shoulder
    Ques 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.

  • Chad Wallach

    Concussion
    Mid 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.

  • Jose Urena

    Back
    Early 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.

  • Elieser Hernandez

    Finger
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hernandez left his last appearance with a blister on his right middle finger. It is unknown if he will take the mound Sunday against the Phillies.

  • Tayron Guerrero

    Finger
    Early 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.

  • Neil Walker

    Finger
    Prob 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.

  • Drew Steckenrider

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Steckenrider is on the 60-day injured list after having his right elbow scoped and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Brandon Lowe

    Shin
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Lowe has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a right shin contusion. It is anticipated that he will return towards the start of September.

  • Avisail Garcia

    Oblique
    Ques Thurs | 10-day IL

    Garcia has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. It is uncertain if he will be activated prior to Thursday's game versus the Orioles.

  • Joey Wendle

    Wrist
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Wendle is likely to be sidelined until early part of September while the 10-day injured list due to right wrist inflammation.

  • Anthony Banda

    Elbow
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Banda has been placed on the 60-day injured list while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. He is likely to be rehabbing the ailment until at least the start of September.

  • Christian Arroyo

    Forearm
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Arroyo has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to tendinitis in his right forearm. He is not expected to return to the lineup until at least the beginning of September.

  • Yandy Diaz

    Foot
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Diaz is on the 10-day injured list with a hairline fracture in his left foot and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Tommy Pham

    Hand
    Prob Wed | probable

    Pham has sat out the last two games with a sore right hand but is expected to be available against the Padres on Wednesday.

  • Jose Alvarado

    Oblique
    Prob Tues | probable

    Alvarado has been activated from the 10-day injured list after a right oblique strain. It is expected that he will return to the bullpen for Tuesday's game versus the Padres.

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
Bryan Holaday 30 25 83 9 25 4 0 3 9 38 0 13 1 .301 .458 .383
Miguel Rojas 108 101 380 44 110 22 1 4 33 146 6 52 5 .289 .384 .344
Garrett Cooper 86 81 309 47 88 12 1 12 42 138 0 94 0 .285 .447 .354
Jon Berti 40 29 124 28 34 8 1 4 12 56 5 28 1 .274 .452 .355
Harold Ramirez 83 73 297 38 81 15 1 7 38 119 2 63 0 .273 .401 .311
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 49 0 148 43 2 64 9 3 38 0 0 1 21 859
Tayron Guerrero 44 0 119 40 6 33 6 0 27 0 0 2 33 785
Jarlin Garcia 37 0 113 29 2 29 2 0 11 0 0 1 11 587
Wei-Yin Chen 37 0 162 50 5 70 14 1 43 0 0 0 13 919
Austin Brice 34 0 128 43 7 36 7 2 21 0 0 2 17 742
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Jorge Alfaro 98 86 0 25 14 7 0 8
Bryan Holaday 30 25 0 18 3 0 0 1
Chad Wallach 19 12 1 3 2 1 0 1
Austin Dean 32 19 0 0 0 1 2 0
Brian Anderson 123 117 0 0 0 6 9 0

tampa-bay-rays 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
Oliver Drake 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Anthony Bemboom 3 2 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 .400 .600 .400
Nick Solak 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Wilmer Font 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .333 .333 .333
Nate Lowe 30 26 102 17 30 7 0 5 13 52 0 29 0 .294 .510 .365
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 Kolarek 54 0 130 36 3 39 6 4 19 0 0 1 14 627
Chaz Roe 54 0 126 54 0 38 3 2 19 0 0 9 27 747
Diego Castillo 50 4 149 58 4 44 6 4 24 0 0 3 21 821
Emilio Pagan 50 0 158 76 0 32 8 1 12 0 0 1 12 826
Ryne Stanek 41 27 167 61 0 44 7 1 24 0 0 4 20 892
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Mike Zunino 72 67 2 20 17 6 0 5
Michael Perez 15 13 0 10 3 0 0 0
Anthony Bemboom 3 2 0 3 2 0 0 2
Nick Ciuffo 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
Andrew Velazquez 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0