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4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, July 17, 2019
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida  Attendance: 7,818

Lowly Marlins go for season-series win over Padres

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San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins

  1. The Padres were swept by the Braves over the weekend, dropping to three games under .500. They have been within three games of .500 for 95 days this season, most such days by any team in MLB.
  2. The Marlins are 2-7 this month, scoring two or fewer runs in six of those games. They have scored two or fewer runs in an MLB-high 44 games this season -- they are 2-42 in those games.
  3. The Padres score 52.3 percent of their runs from the home run this season, third highest in MLB. The Marlins have 34.3 percent of their runs come via the home run, last in MLB.
  4. Manny Machado is hitting .379 with runners in scoring position this season, third best in the NL (minimum 75 PA), while Eric Hosmer is hitting .371 in such situations, fifth best in the NL. The only top teammate duo hitting as well as Machado and Hosmer (.375 combined) is DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres on the Yankees (.424).
  5. Garrett Cooper has hit a home run in three of his last four games and is slashing .346/.411/.567 since June 1. His .346 average is seventh highest in the NL since then. His teammate, Miguel Rojas, is right behind him in eighth, batting .345 (minimum 100 PA).
  6. Jordan Yamamoto has posted a 1.24 ERA with a .117 opponent average in the first five starts of his career. He is the first pitcher in the live ball era (since 1920) with a sub-1.25 ERA and sub-.125 opponent average in the first five starts of his career.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/16/2019 thru 7/18/2019

Victories have been elusive for Trevor Richards in 2019. The same can be said for the entire Miami Marlins team.

Richards (3-10, 4.18 ERA) will take the mound for his team-leading 19th start Wednesday night in the middle game of the Marlins' three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park.

The right-hander seeks to snap a five-game losing streak. Richards last earned a win when he pitched five scoreless innings in Miami's 9-3 victory at San Diego June 2. The game, which was also Richards' first career start against the Padres, featured a 28-minute delay when bees swarmed inside Petco Park. The interruption didn't faze Richards in one of his best outings of the season.

"That's the first I've ever seen that," Richards said. "I took it almost like another break for an inning."

Richards, 26, relies on his changeup to complement his fastball, and the pitch worked for him against the Padres, when he matched a season-high eight strikeouts. He looks to follow up the performance on Wednesday.

"The changeup is my go-to off-speed (pitch)," Richards said. "Most of the game I'm going to have the majority of those as my strikeouts. But for me (it) is working ahead and getting them in swing mode, because if they're not swinging at the changeup, it's a different ballgame."

Miami will try to clinch the season series over the Padres on Wednesday after earning a 12-7 victory Tuesday. The Marlins won two of three in San Diego last month.

In Tuesday's series opener, Brian Anderson and Garrett Cooper homered for the Marlins, who also got a triple from Starlin Castro and two doubles from Harold Ramirez.

"We're not a team that is going to hit a bunch of home runs," Anderson said. "Our guys did a really good job of getting pitches out over the plate that we can handle and barrel and drive the ball."

The Padres seek to snap a four-game losing streak. San Diego scored three in the ninth inning Tuesday after Miami built a 12-4 lead.

After getting swept by the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves in their first series after the All-Star break, the Padres allowed 14 hits Tuesday against the division's last-place club.

"Definitely not the plan," San Diego manager Andy Green said. "I know that to win these games we have to win them consistently. We dug a hole in the first game of the series off an off-day after a tough series."

Rookie right-hander and former Marlins prospect Chris Paddack (5-4, 2.84 ERA) will start Wednesday for the Padres. The Marlins selected Paddack in the eighth round of the 2015 draft before trading him to San Diego for reliever Fernando Rodney on June 30, 2016.

Paddack is part of a San Diego staff that has featured four rookie pitchers making at least four major league starts.

Green credited his team for the ninth-inning offense. Franmil Reyes hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer, and Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado added back-to-back doubles to produce another run.

"The attitude and the fight in the dugout was there," Green said. "You dig a hole like that, it's tough to come back from. I like what we have on the mound (Wednesday) and on the mound the next day. (They) should be big games for us to win."

--Field Level Media

Updated July 17, 2019

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