The Thursday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins from Marlins Park. Last night, San Francisco lost a one-run lead entering the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss against Miami. Buster Posey had three hits and scored two runs for the Giants, who fell to two games below .500 overall.
Twenty-six year old righty Dereck Rodriguez (1-1 5.25 ERA) will make the third start of his major league career for the Giants. Through 12 innings, he has allowed 22 baserunners and struck out 12 batters.
The Miami Marlins have won the first three games of this series by a 15-10 combined score and escaped last night in walkoff fashion. Brian Anderson’s sacrifice fly scored Miguel Rojas with the winning run. J.T. Realmuto added two hits and two runs scored for the Marlins, who are 16 games below .500 overall.
The Marlins will counter with twenty-nine year old righty Dan Straily (2-2 4.08 ERA) in the series finale. Miami has lost each of Straily’s last three starts and he has given up nine runs over his last 13 plus frames.