Preview: Marlins kick off road trip with Elieser Hernández on the mound in St. Louis

June 18, 2019

TV: FOX Sports Florida


TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.


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Miami Marlins (25-44, fifth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-34, third in the NL Central)

PITCHING PROBABLES


Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (0-1, 5.87 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 7 strikeouts)

Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-7, 4.83 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 57 strikeouts)


BOTTOM LINE


St. Louis and Miami will face off at Busch Stadium Monday.

The Cardinals are 20-13 in home games. St. Louis has slugged .409 this season. John Brebbia leads the team with a 1.000 slugging percentage.

The Marlins are 12-19 in road games. Miami has slugged .348, last in in the MLB. Jorge Alfaro leads the team with a .439 slugging percentage, including 14 extra-base hits and nine home runs. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS


Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 56 RBIs and is batting .259. Dexter Fowler is 6-for-28 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

Alfaro leads the Marlins with nine home runs and has 27 RBIs. Harold Ramirez is 11-for-39 with three doubles, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES


Cardinals: 5-5, .216 batting average, 4.61 ERA, outscored by six runs

Marlins: 2-8, .235 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

Cardinals Injuries: Adam Wainwright: 10-day IL (hamstring), Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Jedd Gyorko: 10-day IL (back).

Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: 60-day IL (back), Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Caleb Smith: 10-day IL (hip), 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), Martin Prado: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (oblique), Chad Wallach: 10-day IL (concussion).

 


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