Marlins host Braves, look to build on Smith’s strong showing
Miami; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
The Marlins are 5-11 against the rest of their division. The Miami pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.62, Caleb Smith leads the staff with a mark of 2.00.
The Braves are 4-6 against the rest of their division. The Atlanta offense has compiled a .265 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the National League. Nick Markakis leads the team with a an average of .333. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 4-6, .250 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Braves: 5-5, .275 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by four runs
Braves Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (calf), Chad Sobotka: 10-day IL (abdomen), Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Jesse Biddle: 10-day IL (thigh/groin), Josh Donaldson: day-to-day (calf).