Tale of the Tape:
Record: Marlins (31-29), Diamondbacks (26-36)
Batting: Marlins (.270/.325/.405), Diamondbacks (.262/.326/.429)
Pitching: Marlins (4.00 ERA), Diamondbacks (4.71 ERA)
The structure of both Miami and Arizona’s teams are very similar. They both have an ace among an otherwise iffy pitching staff in Fernandez and Zack Greinke, and have both found a way to produce offensively despite their struggling sluggers in Stanton and Paul Goldschmidt.
Speaking of Goldschmidt, his bat has really picked up of late. In his last 21 at-bats, he’s worked to a .333/.481/.619 slash line. Perhaps David Peralta, who also has a .333 batting average since coming off the Disabled List, is having an effect on Arizona’s most profound slugger.