After a slow start out of the gate, the Marlins bounced back to win three of their last four. Tonight, they have their Home Opener against the struggling Atlanta Braves; a win would definitely put momentum on their side. Tonight’s game marks the first of a six game home stand, so hopefully they will be able to take advantage of the home field advantage and pick up a few wins.
Runs will be hard to come by tonight, as the Braves send out veteran ace Bartolo Colon, while the Marlins counter with Dan Straily. Straily has had a rough start to the year, pitching in the Marlins loss to the Nationals. In that loss, Straily only pitched 3.1 innings, allowing five runs. Hopefully Staily will be able to figure it out against the Braves and get the wins that the Marlins are going to need if the want to compete in the NL East this year, which looks to be wide open early on.