National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Monday, June 17th
(All times Eastern)
Miami Marlins (21-47) at Arizona Diamondbacks (37-32), 9:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Jacob Turner (1-0, 1.80)
Arizona - Patrick Corbin (9-0, 2.28)
(Sports Network) - Patrick Corbin tries to stay undefeated on the season
Monday when the Miami Marlins begin a three-game series against the Arizona
Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Corbin has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, going 9-0
with a 2.28 ERA, while holding the opposition to just a .224 clip. He's also
allowed just four homers in 86 2/3 innings.
Arizona has won all 13 games he's started.
Corbin, though, has not received a decision in his last two starts and was not
at his best his last time out in Los Angeles. The Dodgers reached him for four
runs and eight hits in five innings, but escaped without a decision in his
team's 8-6 win.
He's pitched to a 4.44 ERA in his last four starts.
Corbin has faced the Marlins just once and allowed three runs and eight hits
in 5 2/3 innings in a 9-5 road win April 30, 2012.
Arizona could use a big start from Corbin on Monday after the Diamondbacks
were swept this weekend by the San Diego Padres, managing just six runs in the
Still, the Diamondbacks hold a half-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for
first place in the National League West.
"We got outplayed in every aspect of the game in this series," said manager
Kirk Gibson, whose club lost four straight April 29-May 3. "We have to redeem
A visit from the major league worst Miami may just be what the doctor ordered,
but the Marlins come into this set riding high after taking two of three from
the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals.
"We didn't see it. The team we saw is hitting the ball and making good
pitches," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "Regardless of what their
record shows, they've got some talent, and they're going about things the
right way right now."
Hoping to keep the Marlins rolling on Monday will be righty Jacob Turner, who
is 1-0 wit a 1.80 ERA. Turner did not get a decision on Tuesday against
Milwaukee, but allowed four runs (3 earned) and five hits in seven innings.
Turner lost his only other start to the Diamondbacks.
Arizona took two of three from the Marlins earlier in the season.
06/17 10:38:09 ET