Braves take on the Marlins in division matchup
Miami; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: NL East opponents Miami and Atlanta will meet at Marlins Park.
The Marlins are 9-19 against the rest of their division. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .294 is last in the National League. Jorge Alfaro leads the club with an OBP of .328.
The Braves are 7-8 against opponents from the NL East. Atlanta has a collective on-base percentage of .326, good for fourth in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the club with a mark of .391. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 18 extra base hits and is batting .246. Starlin Castro is 10-for-41 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 7-3, .289 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs
Braves: 4-6, .238 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Marlins Injuries: Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Riley Ferrell: 60-day IL (bicep), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Peter O’Brien: 10-day IL (ribcage), Neil Walker: 10-day IL (quad), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (oblique), Chad Wallach: 10-day IL (concussion).
Braves Injuries: Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Ender Inciarte: 10-day IL (lumbar strain).