Jose looks to stop road slide
At 0-7, the Marlins are the only team in the big leagues without a road win.
In hopes of ending the slide, Miami sends its ace to the mound. Jose Fernandez will make his fifth start of the season, and he is coming off a no-decision and a loss in his previous two outings.
At home, Fernandez has been brilliant, posting a 2-0 mark with an 0.46 ERA.
In his lone road start, he lost at Philadelphia, giving up a career-high six earned runs in four-plus innings.
The road has not yet been kind to Fernandez, the 2013 N.L. Rookie of the Year. He’s 3-7 with a 4.00 ERA in his career away from Marlins Park, where he is 11-0 with a 1.07 ERA.
A year ago, in his only appearance at Atlanta, he came out on the losing end, giving up two runs in six innings with eight strikeouts.
Fernandez’s memorable game against the Braves came on Sept. 11 in Miami, when he beat the Braves, allowing one run in seven innings.
That game is remembered for the way he admired his home run, and the dust-up that followed at home plate. There was some jawing going on during the game. It will be interesting to see how emotions factor into the game.
Miami is coming off a rough 4-2 loss in 10 innings on Monday in a game it missed numerous opportunities.
Against Atlanta lefty Alex Wood, who has impressed with his 1.67 ERA. Miami has stacked up with seven right-handed hitters.
Christian Yelich and Garrett Jones are the only left-handed bats in the lineup. Yelich is riding a career-high 15-game hitting streak.
1) Yelich LF
2) Ozuna CF
3) Stanton RF
4) McGehee 3B
5) Saltalamacchia C
6) Jones 1B
7) Hechavarria SS
8) Solano 2B
9) Fernandez P
— Joe Frisaro