Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 15 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Marc Serota

The Miami Marlins will go for the series win against the Washington Nationals, and they will do it with team ace Ricky Nolasco on the mound opposite the Nationals' Ross Detwiler.

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3 game series vs Nationals @ Marlins Park

Mon 04/15 WP: Jordan Zimmermann (3 - 0)
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Washington Nationals
@ Miami Marlins

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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The Miami Marlins are going for the (gasp!) series win tonight versus the Washington Nationals. It will be Ricky Nolasco versus Ross Detwiler.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.324 4.53 4.58 3.12 Nolasco Detwiler 0.69 4.31 4.16 .477

Ricky Nolasco has been anomalous in 2013, but for once, it's in the opposite direction, with his real performance outstripping his peripherals. Meanwhile, Ross Detwiler has stranded all the runners, but his underlying peripherals appear to be business-as-usual. The Fish are hoping it's not business-as-usual for Detwiler against the Marlins, as he holds a career 2.38 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 22 innings against the Fish.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Juan Pierre .294
2 Donovan Solano .292
3 Placido Polanco .298
4 Justin Ruggiano .334
5 Greg Dobbs .259
6 Austin Kearns .314
7 Miguel Olivo ---
8 Adeiny Hechavarria .291

The Marlins wisened up and are batting Ruggiano fourth against the lefty Detwiler. However, they still have not smartened up and are batting Greg Dobbs, a lefty hitter who is a well-known righty-only specialist, fifth. Win some, lose some.

Austin Kearns returns to the lineup following his hospitalization with an irregular heartbeat. We welcome back Kearns and hope he has an awesome game tonight.

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 5-2

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