Preview: Marlins look to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Braves
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.
Braves: Mike Soroka (2-1, 1.62 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)
Marlins: Trevor Richards (2-4, 4.64 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
Miami will host Atlanta in a matchup of division rivals.
The Marlins are 5-12 against the rest of their division. Miami has slugged .329, last in in the MLB. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a .482 slugging percentage, including five extra-base hits and five home runs.
The Braves are 5-6 against teams from the NL East. Atlanta has a collective on-base percentage of .346, good for second in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the club with a mark of .411. The Braves won the last meeting 7-2. Touki Toussaint earned his second victory and Brian McCann went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Atlanta. Jose Urena took his fifth loss for Miami.
Curtis Granderson leads the Marlins with 11 RBIs and is batting .182. Alfaro has 10 hits and is batting .270 over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES
Marlins: 3-7, .237 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
Braves: 5-5, .265 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored by five runs