The Miami Marlins get their chance at revenge against the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their NLDS playoff series. The game starts at 2:08PM ET inside Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and will be televised on the MLB Network for those that want to tune in.
The first game ended in a 9-5 Atlanta Braves’ victory, allowing them to take the 1-0 series advantage. They got off to a good start in Game 1, scoring one run in the first inning, but Miami answered with one in the second inning. The third inning saw Miami put up 3 and Atlanta put up 2.
After several scoreless innings, the Braves turned in a productive 7th inning with 6 runs scored, bringing the score to 9-4. The Marlins started to mount the comeback in the 8th inning by scoring a run, but that was all they could get out of the Braves.
Can The Marlins Bounce Back in Game 2?
The Miami Marlins had the 4-3 lead after the third inning, but they struggled to get anything going the rest of the game. They were out-hit 12-9, but didn’t have any errors in the game, despite Atlanta having one. They’ll need better pitching down the stretch in Game 2 if they want to even up the series.
The Marlins will have Pablo Lopez on the mound to start the game. He had a decent regular season and posted a 6-4 record, 3.61 ERA, 59 strikeouts, and 18 walks in 57.1 innings pitched. His last game was 9/24 against the Braves — a game the Marlins won.
Will The Braves Take the 2-0 Series Lead on Wednesday?
The Atlanta Braves had a shaky start on the defensive side of the ball, but they finished strong. With their fast offensive start and massive 7th inning, they made it known that they belong here. Of their three home runs, two of them came in the 7th.
The Braves will have Ian Anderson on the mound to start the game. He finished the regular season with a 3-2 record, but he was efficient with a 1.95 ERA, 41 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 32.1 innings pitched. He was on the losing side of that 9/24 matchup between these two teams.
Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves Betting Lines
Who do you think is going to come out on top Wednesday afternoon? BetOnline has the Atlanta Braves (-105) with the 1.5-run advantage over the Miami Marlins (-115). They also have the over/under listed at 9 total runs.
Free Betting Pick
The Atlanta Braves are going to want their bats to continue working if they want to take a commanding 2-0 lead against the Marlins. We mentioned how Pablo Lopez got the win the last time he pitched against this team, but he was also a part of the 29-9 loss to the Braves earlier in the season.
We’ll see what Marlins’ team we see on Wednesday, but it’s going to be important that they don’t give up any innings like the 7th inning. They also need to find a way to score down the stretch because Atlanta has shown to be a hot hitting team.
Final Score 8-5, Miami Marlins.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Miami Marlins (-115)