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The Miami Marlins will be trying to climb out of the NL East cellar when they face the Atlanta Braves in the first game of their three-game series on Friday night.

Charlie Morton, 5-2, 4.21 ERA, will get the start for the Braves. The Marlins will counter with Sandy Alcantara, 3-5, 3.30 ERA.

Atlanta is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Miami.

**This preview was written before Thursday’s game was played**

Braves Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games

The Braves played well over the past week, winning four of their last six games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Marlins, which will give them their fifth win in their last seven games.

 

 

Atlanta is averaging 4.86 runs per game. Their .237 batting average is 14th in the league. Their .317 on base percentage is ninth, while their .432 slugging percentage is fourth.

Austin Riley leads Atlanta with a .306 batting average, while Ronald Acuna Jr leads the team with 18 home runs and 38 RBI.

Atlanta’s pitching hasn’t been as good as the team’s offense. Opponents have a .244 batting average against the Braves, which is 18th in the league. Their 4.36 ERA is 20th, while their 1.33 WHIP is 19th.

In his last start, Morton gave up four hits and four runs in five innings, but the team was able to get a 6-4 win over Los Angeles. They will need a better performance from him if they want to get the win.

Marlins Trying To End Slump

The Marlins are struggling at the moment and they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games. Despite their slump, they are only 7.5 games behind New York in the NL East standings and will try to make up some ground with a win over the Braves.

 

Miami is averaging 3.84 runs per game. Their .233 batting average is 19th in the league. Their .302 on base percentage is 24th, while their .370 slugging percentage is 26th.

Miguel Rojas leads Miami with a .275 batting average, while Jesus Aguilar leads the team with 12 home runs and 46 RBI.

Miami’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .230 batting average against the Marlins, which is 10th in the league. Their 3.52 ERA is eighth, while their 1.18 WHIP is 10th.

In his last start, Alcantara gave up six hits and one run in eight innings, leading to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. They will need another solid start from him if they want to win this game.