Coming off of a surprisingly good series versus the Cincinnati Reds, the Miami Marlins are looking for some more good luck late in this disappointing 2012 season. The Atlanta Braves are coming to town, so the Fish have some extra motivation to beat their division rivals as the Braves try (likely in vain) to catch the Washington Nationals in the NL East and avoid the dreaded one-game playoff with the second Wild Card team.
Tonight, the first matchup features groundballer Tim Hudson doing his thing versus the Fish while polar opposite Wade LeBlanc takes the mound for the Marlins.Pitching Matchup
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Wade LeBlanc continues to toe a fine line between being good (not allowing home runs) and awful (allowing all those fly balls to leave the yard). Tim Hudson continues to magically be really good. If LeBlanc can keep it together, maybe we have a shot, but I do not like the Marlins' offensive chances against Hudson.
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Giancarlo Stanton is out of the lineup tonight due to a sore right side after a PA from last night's game. Stanton is expected to return tomorrow, in his words, but the team may hold him another game. Not like the games matter now, but I'd like to see more Stanton personally.
Bold Prediction: Braves def. Marlins 5-0