National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, June 12th
(All times Eastern)
Milwaukee Brewers (26-38) at Miami Marlins (19-45), 7:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 4.08)
Miami - Kevin Slowey (2-5, 3.77)
(Sports Network) - Dominican righty Alfredo Figaro makes his third start of
the season in his 19th appearance on Wednesday night when the Milwaukee
Brewers visit Marlins Park for the finale of a three-game set with the Miami
The Marlins drew even on Tuesday night when Giancarlo Stanton's two-out, two-
run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted them over Milwaukee, 5-4.
Stanton crushed the first pitch he saw off reliever Jim Henderson (2-2) to put
the Marlins ahead. Juan Pierre beat out an infield single to get on base with
one out in front of the go-ahead blast.
"It was all set up by (Pierre) with that great at-bat, giving (Stanton) a
chance to get up there and make that great swing," Marlins manager Mike
Derek Dietrich also had a two-run homer while Logan Morrison added a run-
scoring double, his first RBI of the year, for the Marlins.
Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy, Yuniesky Betancourt and Scooter Gennett each
collected an RBI for the Brewers, whose four-game winning streak came to an
Chad Qualls (2-0) pitched a perfect top of the eighth to earn the win, while
Steve Cishek picked up his seventh save of the year with a scoreless ninth.
Although he has just one win in his last seven decisions, Brewers starter Wily
Peralta had an effective outing, surrendering three runs on five hits over six
Miami starter Jacob Turner was dinged for four runs -- three earned -- on five
hits with six strikeouts over six frames in his third start of the season. In
his first two, he allowed just one run in 13 innings.
The Marlins lead the all-time series between the teams, 56-55, through 111
games. Eight games in 2012 were split, 4-4, while the Brewers swept the
Marlins, 7-0, in 2011.
Figaro, who made eight major-league appearances with Detroit in 2010, has
posted a 4.08 earned run average in 39 2/3 innings with the Brewers.
He started on May 28 and allowed four runs on four hits in five innings of
Milwaukee's 6-5 loss to Minnesota, then allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings
against Philadelphia on June 7 in a 5-4 Milwaukee win.
The Brewers are 1-9 in his last nine appearances.
Figaro has never faced the Marlins.
The Marlins start Texas-born Kevin Slowey, who ended a five-start drought in
his last outing.
The former draft pick of the Minnesota Twins won at Philadelphia on May 5,
then was 0-3 in five subsequent starts before defeating the New York Mets on
In that game, Slowey allowed eight hits in seven scoreless innings and struck
out eight in a 2-1 victory.
He's 3-0 in five career starts against the Brewers.
06/12 10:47:06 ET