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JJ will try to put an end to Marlins' skid against ATL

If you are scoring at home you know the last two times the Marlins have faced the Braves things haven't gone well. 

In fact, it's been awful. Miami, shut out 11-0 Tuesday, was blanked 7-0 by the Braves the last time they played them in Atlanta.

Josh Johnson will try to put an end to that skid when he takes the mound tonight. Johnson is 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA (94.1/24) in 16 career games (15 starts) against the Braves. All of his decisions have come in the starts, with a 2.39 ERA (90.1/24).

In his four starts versus Atlanta since the beginning of the 2010 season, he is averaging 13.1 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings against the Braves. He has struck out at least eight batters in each of those starts.

Here's an interesting factoid about the Marlins starting rotation: The Fish are one of just four teams in the majors to use only their season opening rotation thus far. The other teams to not use a sixth starter this season are Cincinnati (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos and Leake), St. Louis (Lohse, Garcia, Lynn, Wainwright and Westbrook) and Seattle (Vargas, Hernandez, Beavan, Millwood and Noesi).


> Marlins (31-24): 1. Jose Reyes SS, 2. Omar Infante 2B, 3. Hanley Ramirez 3B, 4. Giancarlo Stanton RF, 5. Logan Morrison 1B, 6. John Ruggiano LF, 7. Bryan Petersen CF, 8. John Buck C, 9. Josh Johnson P