Cleveland Guardians vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 9, 2024

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Jun 9, 2024 6:12 AM
The Guardians, riding high with a 41-22 overall record, travel to loanDepot park to take on the struggling Marlins, who are 22-42 on the season and 12-24 at home. Cleveland's 20-14 road record gives them a slight edge in this interleague matchup. A win would give the Guardians a crucial series victory, while the Marlins look to even the series at 2-2.
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Guardians vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Trevor Rogers for Miami Marlins
  • Carlos Carrasco for Cleveland Guardians

Guardians vs Marlins statistics

Stat Guardians Marlins
Hits 487 (21st) 503 (16th)
Batting Average .238 (16th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 286 (7th) 223 (29th)
Runs 311 (7th) 230 (29th)
Home Runs 68 (Tied-12th) 50 (Tied-28th)
Walks 194 (18th) 137 (30th)
Stolen Bases 57 (7th) 35 (Tied-19th)
Strikeouts 462 (26th) 485 (25th)
Pitches 8790 (28th) 8520 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/8/24 vs Cleveland Guardians L 8-0
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

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/8/24 @ Miami Marlins W 8-0
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

Guardians vs Marlins predictions

As we gear up for the latest showdown between the Cleveland Guardians and the Miami Marlins, it's worth taking a closer look at some key players who could make a difference. For Cleveland, Jose Ramirez continues to be a player to watch. His ability to alter the game with both his bat and agile baserunning could be pivotal in setting the tone for the Guardians. Additionally, Steven Kwan, known for his on-base skills, seems poised to capitalize on any chances at bat, considering his knack for turning plays into opportunities. On the mound, Carlos Carrasco might have had a rocky start this season, but his experience could help him churn out a much-needed strong performance today.

On the flip side, the Miami Marlins have their own set of aces. Jazz Chisholm, with his dynamic playing style and speed, can be a serious threat if he gets on base. His ability to steal bases and turn singles into extra-base hits can never be underestimated. Then there’s Jesus Sanchez, whose power at the plate has been on the rise. If Sanchez can find his rhythm early in the game, he might just add the necessary runs to keep the Marlins competitive. Considering Trevor Rogers' current form, it's crucial he finds his pace early on, potentially keeping the hitters guessing and off balance.

Now, onto predicting today's game outcome — while both teams have their strengths and vulnerabilities, the Guardians seem to have a slightly more balanced squad, especially with their ability to consistently put runs on the board. With Ramirez and Kwan ready to make impactful plays and Carrasco likely aiming for redemption, Cleveland might just have the upper edge. Although, given baseball's unpredictable nature, Miami could surprise us, especially if their key players hit their stride. But if I had to pick a side, I'd lean towards the Guardians clinching this one, primarily based on their overall team dynamics and recent performances.

Miami Marlins injuries

  • Patrick Monteverde (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jose Devers (SS): Day-To-Day
  • JT Chargois (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • 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 Sun 1:40 PM
Temperature 87°
Chance of Rain 0%

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