MIAMI— The Miami Marlins are looking to make a big push forward in this weekend’s series against the Chicago White Sox. After losing 2 of 3 games to the Giants earlier this week, the Fish are looking to bounce back against Chicago. With the end of August quickly approaching, every series and every game seem to carry a much heavier weight. The Fish are currently 7.5 games out of first in the NL East. With Wednesday’s loss, they are currently tied with the Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card spot.
Though every game seems to be gaining importance, it is especially pivotal to win against teams that are below .500. Although the White Sox record may not be eye-catching, do not be fooled; their team is by no means subpar. The Marlins will have to face one of the best pitchers in the game this weekend in Chris Sale. Though it was originally slated to be an All-Star matchup in Sale and Jose Fernandez, the Marlins have decided to skip Fernandez’s start due to his innings limit.
The new pitching matchups for the weekend are the following:
Friday 8/12: Andrew Cashner vs Carlos Rodon
The 3-game series will take place in Miami. It will be the very first time the White Sox set foot in Marlins Park. The first matchup is set for Friday at 7:10.