Cleveland Guardians vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 7, 2024

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Jun 7, 2024 6:13 AM
The Cleveland Guardians, sporting a dominant 40-21 overall record, head to loanDepot park to take on the struggling Miami Marlins, who have faltered to a 21-41 record this season. The Guardians look to capitalize on their strong 19-13 road record, while the Marlins aim to turn their fortunes around at home, where they've struggled to a 11-23 mark.
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Guardians vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Ryan Weathers for Miami Marlins
  • Logan Allen for Cleveland Guardians

Guardians vs Marlins statistics

Stat Guardians Marlins
Hits 472 (21st) 496 (15th)
Batting Average .238 (16th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 281 (7th) 220 (29th)
Runs 306 (Tied-3rd) 227 (29th)
Home Runs 66 (13th) 48 (Tied-27th)
Walks 188 (19th) 134 (30th)
Stolen Bases 57 (7th) 34 (18th)
Strikeouts 447 (27th) 481 (23rd)
Pitches 8531 (28th) 8407 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/5/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays L 5-3
6/4/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays L 9-5
6/2/24 vs Texas Rangers L 6-0
6/1/24 vs Texas Rangers L 7-0
5/31/24 vs Texas Rangers W 8-2

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/6/24 vs Kansas City Royals L 4-3
6/4/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 8-5
6/2/24 vs Washington Nationals L 5-2
6/1/24 vs Washington Nationals W 3-2
5/31/24 vs Washington Nationals W 7-1

Guardians vs Marlins predictions

So, diving into the Cleveland Guardians' lineup, let's keep a keen eye on Jose Ramirez. He's been a powerhouse this season, leading the team in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. His ability to consistently drive in runs could be a real game-changer. Besides him, Steven Kwan and Andres Gimenez are set to make notable impacts. Kwan’s knack for getting on base and swiping bags complements the aggression Gimenez brings to the plate, reinforcing why the Guardians have such a dynamic offense. It seems likely that these players will do some heavy lifting in the upcoming game, considering their current form.

Switching gears to the Miami Marlins, Tim Anderson looks poised to stir up the waters. With his capacity to smack singles and occasionally double, he injects a good pace into the game for the Marlins. Josh Bell is another crucial figure, holding a solid batting average and a knack for driving in the runs. Given their season so far, both are likely banking on their ability to exploit any holes in the Guardians' pitching strategy, especially against an erratic Logan Allen whose ERA hovers significantly higher this season.

Predicting a winner based on these projections and considering the apparent discrepancies in team performance and stats this season, the scale seems to tip in favor of the Cleveland Guardians. Their robust batting lineup and more consistent game across the board should give them an edge over the Marlins. The Guardians have demonstrated a capacity to both score and defend effectively on the road, which spells trouble for a Marlins team struggling to find its rhythm at home. Barring any surprises, Cleveland is poised to clinch this one at loanDepot park.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Patrick Monteverde (SP): Day-To-Day
  • JT Chargois (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Jose Devers (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Bryan Hoeing (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Sixto Sanchez (RP): 15-Day-IL

Cleveland Guardians injuries

  • James Karinchak (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Franco Aleman (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Nic Enright (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Eli Morgan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Gavin Williams (SP): 60-Day-IL

Guardians vs Marlins game info

Venue loanDepot park
Location Miami, Florida
First pitch Fri 7:10 PM
Temperature 88°
Chance of Rain 13%

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