The SAN FRANCISCO and the MIAMI will both be gunning for a victory on 5/28/2019 at 7:10 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
SAN FRANCISCO vs MIAMI
GAME: San Francisco Giants (21-31) at Miami Marlins (17-34)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 28 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
|955||SAN FRANCISCO||7.5 (-105)
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, NBCS Bay Arena (San Francisco), FS Florida (Miami)
PREDICTION: Marlins 3, Giants 2
Oddsmakers currently have the MIAMI listed as 105 point favorites versus the SAN FRANCISCO, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.5.
The San Francisco Giants are trading in the Bay Area for the East Coast at an opportune time, as the club has lost five in a row to drop a season-worst 10 games under .500. The Giants hope the change of scenery alters their fortunes on Tuesday when they begin an 11-day, nine-game swing with the opener of a three-game series versus the Miami Marlins.
“We’ve got to huddle up here,” manager Bruce Bochy said on the heels of Sunday’s 6-2 setback to Arizona. “(Monday’s day off) will give them a chance to wash this one off. This road trip I’m hoping brings them together and gets us back to playing the kind of ball we need to play.” Mike Yastrzemski, the 28-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, collected the first three hits of his career while playing in his second game since being called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Miami thwarted Washington’s bid for a four-game sweep on Sunday, with Neil Walker highlighting his three-hit performance with an RBI single. Harold Ramirez also drove in a run and has reached base safely in 11 of 12 contests since making his major league debut on May 11.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Jeff Samardzija (2-3, 3.27 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Trevor Richards (1-5, 4.14)
Samardzija lost his second straight start after allowing six runs (none earned) on four hits in six innings of a 9-2 setback to Atlanta on Wednesday. The 34-year-old was taken deep on two occasions by the Braves and has surrendered seven homers in his last four games. Samardzija owns a 5-2 mark with a 3.62 ERA in 18 career appearances (nine starts) against the Marlins, with Walker (6-for-34, 10 strikeouts) and Martin Prado (2-for-23, five strikeouts) struggling mightily versus him.
Richards answered his first win of the season with a strong showing on Thursday, yielding one run in 5 2/3 innings before exiting with a no-decision at Detroit. The 26-year-old kept the ball in the park and issued just one walk versus the Tigers after surrendering two homers in four of the previous five outings and granting multiple free passes in each of his other nine starts this season. Richards recorded the win in his lone career start against San Francisco, allowing one run on two hits in six innings of a 3-1 victory on June 12, 2018.
1. Miami F Garrett Cooper has seven hits — including two homers — with five RBIs and six runs scored in his last six games.
2. San Francisco 3B Evan Longoria is batting .310 on the road, as opposed to .157 at home.
3. Marlins C Jorge Alfaro has five hits with one homer, three RBIs and two runs scored in his last four games.
PREDICTION: Marlins 3, Giants 2