National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, July 20th
(All times Eastern)
Miami Marlins (35-59) at Milwaukee Brewers (39-56), 7:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Nathan Eovaldi (2-0, 2.93)
Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (7-8, 4.83)
(Sports Network) - Milwaukee Brewers righty Yovani Gallardo tries to keep his
perfect record against the Miami Marlins intact when the teams resume their
three-game series Saturday at Miller Park.
Gallardo has fashioned a 4-0 record with a 1.29 ERA in six games against the
Marlins. That includes throwing eight shutout frames in a 6-1 victory on June
10 at Marlins Park.
He's coming off a no-decision at Arizona on July 11. Prior to that, Gallardo
stopped a personal two-game skid with a victory over the New York Mets on July
While Gallardo has never lost to the Marlins, tonight's Miami starter, Nathan
Eovaldi, has yet to beat the Brewers. The righty has dropped all three of his
starts versus Milwaukee, but has pitched to a 3.00 ERA.
Eovaldi, who is 2-0 in five starts this season, has thrown at least six
innings in eight consecutive starts, dating back to Sept. 18, 2012 against
Atlanta. Since that time, he has notched a 2-1 record with a 2.66 ERA, and
held opponents to a .189 batting average.
Most recently, Eovaldi beat Washington on July 12 by giving up three hits and
three runs in six frames.
Carlos Gomez and Juan Francisco each homered to back a strong performance from
Kyle Lohse, and the Brewers earned a 2-0 victory last night.
The Brewers had only five hits, but two of them reached the seats to provide
Lohse (6-7) with all the support he would need.
The right-hander spun six scoreless innings of five-hit ball while striking
out five. John Axford, Jim Henderson and Francisco Rodriguez each fired a
scoreless frame as well, with the latter picking up his 10th save.
"It's always nice to have a two-run lead, especially when you go into the late
innings," said Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke.
Ryan Braun returned to the Milwaukee lineup after playing in just one of his
team's last 32 games. However, he went 0-for-3 and was replaced in left field
to start the seventh inning.
Jacob Turner (3-2) surrendered both homers and allowed five hits and four
walks over five innings for the Marlins, who ended the first half by winning
19 of their last 33 games. Adeiny Hechavarria went 3-for-3 in the setback.
"Very happy once again with the way we pitched," said Miami manager Mike
Redmond. "Turner had to grind, but at the end of the day he did a nice job.
They got the big hits and we didn't."
Milwaukee won two of three games when they most recently played at Marlins
Park in June.
07/20 10:28:29 ET