The Miami Marlins play in the rubber matchup of their three-game series on Friday afternoon against the San Diego Padres.
The Marlins are coming off a 3-0 home victory yesterday. Jorge Soler went 1 for 5 with a solo home run for Miami. Jesus Luzardo pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two hits and zero earned runs. He also struck out seven batters and one walk in the win.
The Padres had Garrett Cooper finish 1 for 3 during the game with a double. Blake Snell lasted 6.0 innings, giving up six hits and three earned runs. He also walked two and struck out eight in the loss.
Can the Marlins find a way to clinch the series, or will the Padres get the job done at home?
Marlins vs. Padres Betting Odds
Marlins vs. Padres Match Details
- Fixture: Miami @ San Diego
- Date and Time: August 23, 2023, 4:10 p.m. EST
- Location: Petco Park in San Diego, California
Miami (65-62) is third in the NL East standings. They have won five of their last ten games. The Marlins carry a home record of 37-27 and a road record of 28-35. Miami’s offense is ranked 20th, with a team batting average of .260 and an OPS of .718. Sandy Alcantara (6-10) is the probable pitcher for today’s game. He has an ERA of 4.11 and 141 strikeouts.
San Diego (60-67) is fourth in the NL West standings. They have lost six of their last ten games. They carry a home record of 34-33 and a road record of 26-34. The Padres have a team batting average of .238, an OPS of .732, and their offense is 17th. Seth Lugo (4-6) will toe the slab for this matchup. He has a 3.92 ERA and struck out 103 batters this season.
Sandy Alcantara has been doing well as of late and getting back to his NL Cy Young form as he is 3-3 with a 2.70 ERA over 50 innings in his last seven starts. Compare that to Seth Lugo, who is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA in his previous seven starts. The Padres committed three errors yesterday, and the defense has been a little problem for them, so go with the Marlins to win the game and the series here.
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