There isn't much to play for with either the Miami Marlins or Atlanta Braves in Wednesday's game, with the Braves clinching a birth in the National League playoffs Tuesday and the Marlins long out of contention. Still, the teams face off just a day after Freddie Freeman hit a two-run, walk-off homer for the Braves to begin the celebration.
Josh Johnson (8-13, 3.84 ERA) will start at pitcher for Miami and Paul Maholm (12-10, 3.85 ERA) will take the hill for the Braves. Johnson lost the decision in his last two starts, giving up three runs in both, respectively.
Starting pitching isn't so much the issue for the Marlins as is relief pitching. It was the bullpen that let the team down yet again Tuesday. As Fish Stripes put it following the game, Miami entrusted the beginning of the ninth inning to Mike Dunn, since closer Steve Cishek had been struggling this month and there was a lefty on the way.
The Marlins are looking for better luck on Wednesday.
Wednesday night's first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Florida. For a complete list of Marlins radio affiliates, click here.