Marlins vs Braves – Game Preview – May 28, 2022

Miami Marlins (18-25, fourth in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (22-24, second in NL East)

Atlanta; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-2, 2.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Braves: Tucker Davidson (1-1, 8.71 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, seven strikeouts)

LINE: Braves -121, Marlins +102; over/under is 8 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins will be looking to stop a three-game road skid when they face the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta is 13-13 in home games and 22-24 overall. The Braves have the seventh ERA ranked team in the NL at 4.01.

Miami is 8-13 in road games and 18-25 overall. The Marlins have the team’s slugging percentage for ninth in the NL at .389.

The teams meet on Saturday for the eighth time this season. The Braves are up 4-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dansby Swanson is batting .258 to rank fourth on the Braves, and has eight doubles, one triple and six homers. Ozzie Albies is 13 for 42 with seven RBIs in the last 10 games.

Jazz Chisholm has seven doubles, four triples and seven homers for the Marlins. Garrett Cooper is 10 for 31 with three doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .259 batting average, 3.80 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

Marlins: 3-7, .246 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Braves: Ronald Acuna Jr.: Day-to-Day (quadricep), Tyler Matzek: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Pina: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Eddie Rosario: 10 Day IL (Eye), Jay Jackson: 60 day IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60 day IL (undisclosed), Mike Soroka: 60 day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60 day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Avisail Garcia: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Paul Campbell: 60-day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-day IL (back), Jazz Chisholm: day-to-day (hamstring), Jesus Luzardo: 15 day IL (forearm), Sean Guenther: 60 day IL (arm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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