clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Marlins Vs. Braves Preview: Miami Looking For Third Straight Win

The Miami Marlins head north to start a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.


Fresh from a pair of wins at home over the Padres, the Miami Marlins take the road on Monday to start a series against the Atlanta Braves. Miami, fresh off a recent trade deadline fire sale, trails Atlanta by 10 games in the NL East and sit 14 games out of the division lead.

Mark Buehrle starts for Miami on Monday night, making his second consecutive start against Atlanta. In his last outing, the left-hander game up three runs on five hits and four walks on the way to a no-decision. The Marlins eventually lost that game. Buehrle owns a 3.31 ERA in 20 starts this season with a 9-9 record.

Opposing Miami is Atlanta's Tommy Hanson who beat the Marlins in his last start. In that game Hanson worked five innings, allowing just one run on three hits. While he struck out seven, Hanson did manage to get around seven walks.

Miami shortstop Jose Reyes has the longest hitting streak in baseball at the moment. He had a pair of hits in Sunday's win over San Diego to push his streak to 17 games. He is six for 15 against Hanson.

The game starts at 7:10 p.m. Fans can watch it on Fox Sports Florida.

For more on the Marlins, check out Fish Stripes. You can find more Braves coverage at Talking Chop. For news and analysis from around the Major League Baseball, check out Baseball Nation.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.