Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 5, 2024

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Jun 5, 2024 6:14 AM
The Tampa Bay Rays, leading the series 1-0, look to build on their momentum as they face the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 6:40 PM at loanDepot park. The Marlins, struggling with a 21-40 overall record and 11-22 home record, will aim to bounce back against the Rays, who hold a 30-31 overall record and 13-13 road record. Expect an electrifying matchup as these Florida rivals clash in the second game of the series.
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Rays vs Marlins starting pitchers

  • Braxton Garrett for Miami Marlins
  • Zach Eflin for Tampa Bay Rays

Rays vs Marlins statistics

Stat Rays Marlins
Hits 482 (18th) 489 (16th)
Batting Average .236 (19th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 225 (24th) 217 (Tied-28th)
Runs 243 (21st) 224 (29th)
Home Runs 48 (Tied-27th) 48 (Tied-27th)
Walks 193 (Tied-13th) 134 (30th)
Stolen Bases 60 (5th) 34 (18th)
Strikeouts 545 (7th) 475 (23rd)
Pitches 9173 (Tied-5th) 8297 (30th)

Miami Marlins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
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
5/29/24 @ San Diego Padres W 9-1

Tampa Bay Rays recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ Miami Marlins W 9-5
6/2/24 @ Baltimore Orioles W 4-3
6/1/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 9-5
5/31/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 3-1
5/30/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 6-5 F/12

Rays vs Marlins predictions

Taking a look at the Tampa Bay Rays, it seems like Randy Arozarena might continue his strong performance with an expected solid number of hits and RBIs. His knack for getting on base and speed could definitely put pressure on the Marlins' defense. Meanwhile, Yandy Diaz is likely to contribute significantly, thanks to his high on-base percentage and knack for hitting doubles. With Zach Eflin on the mound, who’s expected to put in a solid pitching performance, we might see him hold off the Marlins while racking up some strikeouts.

On the flip side, the Miami Marlins have some potential in their lineup. Jazz Chisholm Jr. stands out with his dynamic playing style, and given his current streak, he could be a difference-maker in this matchup. Josh Bell is another one to watch, as his ability to drive in runs could clutch some critical moments for the Marlins. With Braxton Garrett starting, who’s shown a promising ERA and WHIP, his control and strikeout capability will be crucial in keeping the Rays’ hitters at bay.

As for predicting the game's outcome, considering both teams' recent performance and the lineups, the Rays seem to have a slight edge, especially with their current form and Arozarena’s momentum. The Marlins will definitely put up a great fight with their young talents shining at bat, but Tampa Bay's pitching might just tip the scales in their favor this time around. All in all, it's shaping up to be an exciting game, with the Rays likely coming out on top in a closely contested battle. What do you think? Could the Marlins pull off an upset here?

Miami Marlins injuries

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

Tampa Bay Rays injuries

  • Taylor Walls (3B): 60-Day-IL
  • Zach Eflin (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ryan Cermak (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Logan Driscoll (C): Day-To-Day
  • Colin Poche (RP): 15-Day-IL

Rays vs Marlins game info

Venue loanDepot park
Location Miami, Florida
First pitch Wed 6:40 PM
Temperature 86°
Chance of Rain 14%

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