Game 137: Milwaukee Brewers @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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4 game series vs Brewers @ Marlins Park

Mon 09/03 7 - 3 win
Tue 09/04 4 - 8 loss
Thu 09/06 12:40 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins were on the edge of a potential victory last night before the bullpen tossed out a 4-3 lead and lead to an eventual 8-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Tonight the Fish try again in the third game of a four-game series versus the Brew Crew, and this time they send rookie starter Nathan Eovaldi out versus Wily Peralta.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Brewers ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
--- --- 4.64 4.48 Eovaldi Peralta 9.00 1.11 --- ---

Eovaldi had a better start in his last outing but still gave up a home run and only struck out one batter in his seven innings of work. The positives were that he even went seven innings and that he only walked one batter as well, continuing the narrative that he is around the strike zone but is just getting hit hard for being there. He cannot afford to get hit hard against a good Brewers lineup.

Peralta was a high-ranking prospect for the Brewers before this season and had a decent but unspectacular year in Triple-A. His 4.66 ERA does not speak well for him, but he did also put up a 21.9 percent strikeout rate that he coupled with a high walk rate. He is not likely to be great, but he has some good swing and miss stuff and just needs to control his pitches better.

Lineup

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

After a four-game hiatus, the traditional lineup the Marlins run out versus right-handers has returned. The only piece missing is Greg Dobbs, who is sitting out yet another game. I can only presume Dobbs is injured and borderline incapacitated, because otherwise his gritty veteran toughness would have outmatched Ozzie Guillen's managing and forced its way into the lineup.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Brewers 5-4

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