Game 133: New York Mets @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Mets lead the series 1-0

Fri 08/31 WP: R.A. Dickey (17 - 4)
LP: Nathan Eovaldi (4 - 10)
0 - 3 loss

New York Mets
@ Miami Marlins

Saturday, Sep 1, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Jeremy Hefner vs Josh Johnson

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Sun 09/02 1:10 PM EDT

After some odd games in which unexpected things happened, the Miami Marlins went right back to what is expected of them: they lost 3-0 to the New York Mets and, more particularly, R.A. Dickey. But tonight's pitching matchup bodes a little better for the Fish, with Josh Johnson taking the hill versus Jeremy Hefner.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.649 2.79 3.34 4.00 Johnson Hefner 4.65 3.92 5.32 .361

Josh Johnson did not have a good start versus the Los Angeles Dodgers his last time out. Ten hits, six runs, two homers, one to Adrian Gonzalez on his Dodgers debut. These things best left unsaid, honestly. But the Dodgers had just refueled their offensive cupboard. This is the Mets we're talking about. I mean, who do the Mets have that can hurt the Marlins? Andres Torres you say? No, I don't recall the last start Johnson had against the Mets, why do you ask?

Jeremy Hefner, I've never heard of him. It will be his ninth start for the Mets and his 21st appearance overall in his rookie season. He has at least pitched to solid peripherals that look similar to his Triple-A numbers from this year, and he seemed to have pretty good minor league numbers right until about 2011, so he may be worthwhile pitcher in the majors for the Mets.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .316
2 Justin Ruggiano .324
3 Jose Reyes .340
4 Carlos Lee .324
5 Giancarlo Stanton .379
6 Greg Dobbs .286
7 Donovan Solano .275
8 John Buck .283

The Marlins are running more or less the same lineup as last night, with the exception of John Buck getting his start tonight with no lefty coming up. Hopefully the team can have a little more success than last night.

Notes

- To make you feel better about the Marlins' chances, here is a particularly nasty Josh Johnson slider (to Hanley Ramirez, of all people) that caught FanGraphs's Carson Cistulli's eye.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 3-1

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