The Miami Marlins end their home series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night. The Marlins currently lead the series 2-1.
After starting off with a blowout loss against the Pirates, the Marlins look to end this series with three straight wins. For the Marlin’s, Wei -Yen Chen is scheduled to start on the mound tonight. He will be opposed by Juan Nicasio for the Pirates. Nicasio is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in his last four starts. Nicasio is 0-1 against Miami with a 4.11 ERA in six career appearances that include two starts. Chen’s last start against the Pirates was in 2012 where he went 6 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and four runs.
The Marlins come off of a 3-2 win over the Pirates Wednesday night in Miami. Adam Conley pitched six shutout innings and only gave up two hits. Conley definitely felt that his rhythm and timing was a lot better for this game.
The highlight of the game was when Adeiny Hechavarria’s came through to hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to send Miami to a 3-2 win. It was a line-drive double to center field off Tony Watson to score Miguel Rojas.
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A.J. Ramos closed out the game by picking up his 17th save of the season which is one shy of the Marlin’s longest streak to start a season.
The Marlins close up their series tonight at Marlins Park at 7:10 p.m.