Cleveland Guardians vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 8, 2024

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Jun 8, 2024 6:14 AM
The Cleveland Guardians, sitting atop the standings with a 40-22 record, look to even up the series against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, June 8th at 7:35 PM at loanDepot park. The Marlins, despite a 22-41 overall record, aim to build on their series lead after taking the opener. This matchup pits the Guardians' strong 19-14 road record against the Marlins' 12-23 home mark.
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Guardians vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Roddery Munoz for Miami Marlins
  • Ben Lively for Cleveland Guardians

Guardians vs Marlins statistics

Stat Guardians Marlins
Hits 481 (21st) 496 (16th)
Batting Average .238 (16th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 284 (7th) 220 (29th)
Runs 309 (5th) 227 (29th)
Home Runs 67 (13th) 48 (Tied-28th)
Walks 192 (18th) 134 (30th)
Stolen Bases 57 (7th) 34 (Tied-20th)
Strikeouts 454 (26th) 481 (24th)
Pitches 8676 (28th) 8407 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 vs Cleveland Guardians W 3-2
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

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/7/24 @ Miami Marlins L 3-2
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

Guardians vs Marlins predictions

Tonight's matchup between the Cleveland Guardians and the Miami Marlins promises to showcase some standout performances, particularly from the Guardians’ lineup. Keep an eye on Jose Ramirez who has been on fire this season, batting .273 with 17 home runs. His ability to drive in runs and his knack for timely hitting could be crucial in this game. Additionally, Steven Kwan is expected to get on base frequently and could be instrumental in setting up scoring opportunities, thanks to his knack for hitting singles and doubles, coupled with his impressive on-base percentage.

On the flip side, the Marlins have some talent that might just rise to the occasion. Jazz Chisholm, known for both his speed and power, is someone to watch. His potential to hit a game-changing home run or steal a crucial base gives him the chance to impact the game significantly. Another key player for Miami could be Bryan De La Cruz, who leads the team with 11 home runs this season. His ability to connect with the ball and generate extra-base hits will be vital for the Marlins if they are to keep pace with the Guardians.

As for predicting tonight's winner, it feels like the Cleveland Guardians might have the upper hand. With a stronger overall record and a lineup that has been producing more consistently, they seem poised to take this one. Ben Lively's pitching form, sporting a solid ERA of 2.84, might just be too much for the Marlins' hitters to overcome, especially considering the struggles Miami has faced in generating runs this season. Expect a tight game, but the Guardians could potentially edge out a win with their superior pitching and timely hitting.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Patrick Monteverde (SP): Day-To-Day
  • JT Chargois (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Jose Devers (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Tim Anderson (SS): bereavement
  • Otto Lopez (2B): Paternity

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 Sat 7:35 PM
Temperature 88°
Chance of Rain 40%

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