Marlins wrap up nine-game homestand
MIAMI — Not that the Marlins have done much hitting period, but they’ve actually been a little better against left-handed pitching.
They will put that to the test on Wednesday night, when they face the Nationals and southpaw Ross Detwiler at Marlins Park.
For the year, the Marlins are batting .220 while facing lefties, compared to a .203 average against right-handers.
The problem is Detwiler has been simply dominanting, posting a 0.69 ERA.
The Marlins wrap up their nine-game homestand on Wednesday, and with a win, they’d take their first series of the season.
Miami is going with a number of right-handed hitters, including Austin Kearns getting the start in right field, and Miguel Olivo catching.
Ricky Nolasco, the franchise’s all-time wins leader with 76, is seeking his first victory.
1) Pierre, LF
2) Solano, 2B
3) Polanco, 3B
4) Ruggiano, CF
5) Dobbs, 1B
6) Kearns, RF
7) Olivo, C
8) Valaika, SS
9) Nolasco, P
— Joe Frisaro