Jun 27, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno (57) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins-Diamondbacks Series Preview

After losing two out of three to the Braves in Atlanta the Diamondbacks return home to face the Marlins in the final home series of the year before the All Star Break. When fans come to Chase they won’t see Tony Campana, Joe Thatcher, and Brandon McCarthy and trust me more is coming. In this series something has to give. The Fish are tied for the least amount of road wins in baseball and the Dbacks are 18-30 at home

Game 1: RHP Tom Koehler vs. RHP Chase Anderson

Koehler tossed his third straight quality start Wednesday against the Phillies. He pitched six shutout innings while allowing just three hits and striking out 7. Hitters are batting .225 against him which is the lowest mark in the Marlins rotation. After winning his first five starts, apparently Chase Anderson is human. He has lost his last four, and in his last start he only 3 and two thirds innings.

Game 2: LHP Brad Hand vs. RHP Vidal Nuno

Brad Hand returned to the rotation in his last start throwing 99 pitches in five plus innings. He was eventually charged with a no decision allowing three runs. Nuno is making his Dbacks debut after being traded from the Yankees on Sunday for Brandon McCarthy.

Game 3: RHP Nathan Eovaldi vs. RHP Josh Collmenter

Nathan Eovaldi has worked at least 6 innings in his last four starts. He only has one win to show for it because Miami hasn’t given him much support. In his last start against St. Louis he allowed three runs in six innings. Collmenter struggled in the first inning again snapping a streak of three victories. He owns a 6.00 era in the first frame compared to a 3.61 era in all other innings.

Series Prediction: I think Arizona will take two of three because all three of these games are up for grabs.


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