NL East rivals hit the diamond today where Marlins’ ace Jose Fernandez will look to continue his run of dominance at Marlins Park with the Braves in town. Miami has been money with Fernandez on the mound, going 8-1 in his last nine starts. He’s been lights out at home this season, posting a 6-1 record and 2.06 ERA.
Freddie Freeman is 5-for-15 with a home run in his career vs Fernandez.
The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Marlins' last 10 games as favorite.
The Braves are 5-12 in their last 17 games after winning as an underdog.
Coming into the game with five straight wins, this is the hottest the Braves have been all season. In fact, the last time they’ve won five in a row was way back in
Bud Norris will take the mound for the Braves and will look to improve on some ugly numbers outside of Atlanta. The righty has a 5.60 ERA with a 15–to-18 walk to strikeout ratio in road appearances.
Fernandez has had his way with the Braves throughout his career. In six career starts against Atlanta, he’s 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA with 43 K’s in 39.0 innings of work.
The Marlins have been a bit of a surprise this season as they sit four games above .500, but have struggled against the Braves in recent games, winning just one of six. Looking at their last 12 home games against the Braves, they’ve somehow managed to only go 3-9.