Can Jeremy Hellickson continue his success against the Marlins?
Jeremy Hellickson is coming off his worst start of the season after giving up seven runs in five innings to the Rockies last Wednesday. He will be looking to bounce back against a much less dangerous Marlins team. If his career against the Marlins is any indication, Hellickson should be able to.
In 11 career starts against Miami, has a 2.61 ERA, 1.111 WHIP, and 3.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Marlins hitters have a .231 batting average against Hellickson.
In six starts against the Marlins last year, Hellickson was dominant, allowing just nine earned runs in 40.1 innings. His last start of the season against the Marlins was the best with a three-hit, complete game shutout September 17 that erased any chance of the Marlins winning the NL East.
Hellickson has already faced the Marlins once this year, giving up one run on seven hits and no walks in six innings April 27. Since that start, Hellickson has a 7.30 ERA and opposing hitters have a 1.006 OPS. If his career is any indication, he may be able to turn around his recent struggles by facing this Miami lineup.