Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 6 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins are looking to pick up a series win versus the New York Mets, and they will try to do it with top Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez on the mound for his first major league start. The Fish will battle against Aaron Laffey.

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3 game series vs Mets @ Citi Field

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Miami Marlins
@ New York Mets

Sunday, Apr 7, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Jose Fernandez vs Aaron Laffey

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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The Miami Marlins are looking for their first series victory of the season, and they will do it with their most intriguing pitcher on the mound. The Fish will try and earn the series win versus the New York Mets, and Jose Fernandez will make his major league debut in today's game. How much higher can the stakes be for the Fish?

A lot higher, of course. However, this is still an important game for both team and player, so that both sides can get over that first hump of the regular season.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.520 3.79* --- --- Fernandez Laffey --- --- 4.94 .396

*Steamer projection

The Marlins will debut top pitching prospect and hopeful future ace Jose Fernandez in this game. If there was every a reason to watch a Marlins game, it would likely be this one, Fernandez has electrifying, ace-level stuff, but his game is still raw and requires some seasoning. The Marlins are hoping that seasoning can occur on the fly, starting today.

Aaron Laffey is a former Cleveland Indians starter with very little in the way of skill, so the Fish have a pitcher facing them today who more likely belongs in the minor leagues. If there was a better first matchup for a rookie starter trying to establish himself at age 20, I don't know what it is.

Lineup

No lineups as of this writing again. Fish Stripers, assistance!

Notes

- Sadly, I'll be missing the opening part of this game as well. I'm hoping to be back around 2 pm EST to catch most of the game, but we will see. Please, Fish Stripers, stick around and watch Fernandez go!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 4-2

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