Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Conley to lead Marlins into Detroit series

Fresh off taking three of four from the mighty Cubs, the Marlins open a nine-game road swing against the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Detroit nabbed a pair of wins as the two clubs squared off to open the season in Miami.
Adam Conley (4-4, 3.56 ERA) takes the hill coming off the deepest outing by any Marlins pitcher this season. The left-hander twirled eight innings of scoreless, four-hit ball. He's 2-1 with a 3.83 ERA on the road this season and has never faced Detroit.
The Tigers send right-hander Mike Pelfrey (1-7, 4.91 ERA) to the bump on three days' rest. The 32-year-old was solid in an emergency relief outing Friday, as he yielded three hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings vs. the Indians. He allowed a season-high six earned runs on 12 hits in his last start against the Mariners on June 20.
Things to know about this game
• Marcell Ozuna did not play in the final two games of Miami's series vs. the Cubs because of a sore left wrist. Marlins manager Don Mattingly opted to give the outfielder three days of rest with an off-day Monday.
• Pelfrey, who spent seven seasons with the Mets, is very familiar with the Marlins. He's 1-9 with a 5.40 ERA in 18 career starts vs. Miami. Pelfrey's .100 winning percentage is lowest among teams he's faced five or more times.
• Giancarlo Stanton is 9-for-19 (.474) with two home runs, two doubles, three RBIs and one strikeout lifetime against Pelfrey.

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