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
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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