Game 21: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Miami Marlins

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Wade Miley vs Josh Johnson

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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The Miami Marlins broke their six-game losing streak yesterday night by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks, and now the Fish look continue their winning ways by sending ace Josh Johnson to the mound. The Marlins are looking to see if their offense has finally woken from its slumber; a ten-hit outing yesterday does relieve some worries, but the Marlins need to keep working on their offensive game today against rookie Wade Miley.

In the interest of Ichthyomancy time, I am just going to put out the lineups and pitching matchup without much of a preview. Rest assured, today the Fish have the edge.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Diamondbacks ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.655 2.75 2.39 4.63 Johnson Miley 1.84 3.63 5.14 .377

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Emilio Bonifacio .305
2 Jose Reyes .362
3 Hanley Ramirez .375
4 Logan Morrison .338
5 Omar Infante .317
6 Giancarlo Stanton .408
7 Gaby Sanchez .366
8 John Buck .321

It should be mentioned that Ozzie Guillen pulled the trigger on moving Jose Reyes down in the order to the second slot in favor of Emilio Bonifacio as the leadoff hitter, thus proving once again that he manages based on streaks. If I asked you right now, with your life depending on it, who was the better hitter tomorrow and going forward between Bonifacio and Reyes, the majority of you would easily proclaim Reyes, yet this sort of move says that Guillen believes Bonifacio is a better hitter right now going forward. Beyond that, the move simply does not make any run-scoring difference, as both slots are at the top of the lineup and are essentially interchangeable within the time span of a couple of games or even a season.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Diamondbacks 4-0

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