Major League Baseball
Preview
San Diego at Miami
When: 7:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Where: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

The San Diego Padres failed to carry their momentum through the All-Star break and look to begin moving forward again when they open a nine-game road trip Tuesday night with the first of three contests against the Miami Marlins. The Padres won three straight at the major league-best Los Angeles Dodgers before the break to reach .500, but suffered a three-game sweep at home against Atlanta to end last week.

“It’s not the way you want to start the second half,” San Diego manager Andy Green told MLB.com after getting outscored 16-9 against the Braves. “Hate to say it, but we’ve been here before - coming off a disappointing series, going on the road. We like our group. We like our talent. … The team’s not far off.” Logan Allen, who was born in nearby Palm Beach, Fla., gets the ball for the Padres in the series opener and Miami’s impressive rookie Jordan Yamamoto makes his sixth start since being recalled from Double-A Jacksonville. The Marlins have dropped eight of their last 10 games after falling twice over the weekend against the New York Mets at home, where they have a National League-worst 16 victories. Miami’s Starlin Castro enters the series on a nine-game hitting streak (16-for-38) and teammate Garrett Cooper is 7-for-18 with three homers and six RBIs over his last five contests.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FS San Diego, FS Florida (Miami)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres LH Logan Allen (2-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Jordan Yamamoto (3-0, 1.24)

Allen is slated to make his fourth major league start after posting two strong performances to open the season before a rough outing on July 1. The 22-year-old allowed two runs on 11 hits combined over 13 innings in his first two starts before giving up six runs in four frames in a loss to San Francisco at home. Allen yielded two runs on two hits in one inning of relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers without a decision in his last outing on July 4.

Yamamoto has kept the opponent off the scoreboard in three of his five starts, including July 5 when he gave up two hits in a no-decision at Atlanta. The 23-year-old Hawaiian has not permitted a home run in 29 major league innings and is limiting opponents to a .117 batting average. Yamamoto blanked St. Louis over seven innings in his first home start and gave up four runs in four frames in his second Marlins Park outing June 29 against Philadelphia.

WALK-OFFS

1. Miami SS Miguel Rojas (.293 batting average) has recorded multiple hits in three of his last five contests.

2. San Diego SS Fernando Tatis Jr. had a career-high four hits Sunday and is 9-for-17 in his last four games.

3. The Marlins took two of three at San Diego from May 31-June 2, scoring nine runs in each of the victories.

PREDICTION: Padres 5, Marlins 3
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
San Diego 45-48 L3 23-27 22-21 10-13 9-11 19-21 7-3
Miami 34-57 L2 16-31 18-26 16-33 7-16 6-4 5-4
Last Meeting
San Diego Miami
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
6/2/19 MIA 9 SD 3 .129 2 .504 .342 2 .945
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego E. Hosmer .182 2 .432
Miami B. Anderson .385 5 .890
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego H. Renfroe 3 3 4
Miami G. Cooper 1 4 2
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 6.33 .181 23
Miami 3.81 .259 36
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego E. Hosmer .283 103 .768
Miami M. Rojas .293 93 .717
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego H. Renfroe 27 40 49
Miami B. Anderson 12 36 40
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 4.58 .242 815
Miami 4.29 .241 785