The Miami Marlins are facing off against the Chicago Cubs after a quick six-game road trip just finished up. The Fish are back at home for a four-game set against the Cubs, and tonight's first matchup will be between Kevin Slowey and Edwin Jackson.
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Kevin Slowey has been fooling everyone with his combination of low home run rates and high strand rates, leading to a deceptively weak 1.90 ERA. Even his 3.73 FIP cannot be expected to continue, as that does not take into account his traditionally high home run rates thanks to his low ground ball rates. At any time now, Slowey's regression should be coming, and when it does, it may be difficult to swallow for Marlins fans. Still, here's hoping it does not start tonight against the Cubs.
Edwin Jackson is now playing for his eighth team in his career, and he is doing the same consistent thing he has done each of the past four seasons. He basically has decent numbers across the board on strikeouts, walks, and home runs, while at the same time accumulating workmanlike innings counts.
No lineup as of yet, Fish Stripers, assist me!
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Bold Prediction: Cubs def. Marlins 3-1