Preview: Marlins take aim at series win over Padres with matinee showdown Thursday
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m.
San Diego Padres (46-49, fifth in the NL West) vs. Miami Marlins (35-58, fifth in the NL East)
Padres: Dinelson Lamet (0-2, 6.30 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
Marlins: Caleb Smith (5-4, 3.46 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 94 strikeouts)
Padres favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
San Diego heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Chris Paddack. Paddack pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up one run on one hit with eight strikeouts against Miami.
The Marlins are 17-32 in home games. Miami has hit 75 home runs this season, last in the league. Brian Anderson leads them with 13, averaging one every 25.5 at-bats.
The Padres are 23-22 on the road. San Diego has slugged .429 this season. Hunter Renfroe leads the team with a mark of .593. The Padres won the last meeting 3-2. Chris Paddack earned his sixth victory and Austin Hedges went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for San Diego. Trevor Richards took his 11th loss for Miami.
Anderson leads the Marlins with 33 extra base hits and is slugging .426. Garrett Cooper is 10-for-36 with a double, four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
Renfroe leads the Padres with 27 home runs and has 49 RBIs. Manny Machado is 10-for-40 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.
LAST 10 GAMES
Marlins: 3-7, .257 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored by four runs
Padres: 4-6, .234 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Pablo Lopez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Austin Brice: 10-day IL (forearm), Martin Prado: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (oblique), Chad Wallach: 60-day IL (concussion).
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: 10-day IL (forearm), Robert Stock: 10-day IL (bicep), Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 60-day IL (quad).