Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Game 45 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Denis Poroy

The Fish Stripes head boss begins again after a short travel to Atlanta and a subsequent attempted brainwashing. Also, the Miami Marlins will try to avoid yet another sweep at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Current Series

Diamondbacks lead the series 2-0

Fri 05/17 WP: Trevor Cahill (3 - 4)
LP: Kevin Slowey (1 - 4)
2 - 9 loss
Sat 05/18 WP: Brandon McCarthy (1 - 3)
LP: Tom Koehler (0 - 2)
0 - 1 loss

Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Miami Marlins

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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As some of you may have heard, I made my trip up to Atlanta for a six-week stay at my parents' hometown for clinical rotations. Eric Weston did a superb job in my absence, including in his reporting of my kidnapping and brainwashing by Atlanta Braves fans. I was indeed stolen away for a day or two before returning to duty late last night. The Braves fans attempted to have me see their way, trying convince me that Jason Heyward was better than Giancarlo Stanton and that John Smoltz really did deserve that Cy Young award over Kevin Brown in 1996.

Don't worry folks, I made it out alive. I am still a Miami Marlins fan down to the very bottom of my soul, and no amount of Braves brainwashing will shake my resolve. All hail Chipper Jones Eric Gregg Livan Hernandez!

Also, break out the brook breakers, because the Miami Marlins are trying to bust up a sweep.

It will be Ricky Nolasco versus Wade Miley in the finale of this series.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Diamondbacks ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.445 4.45 3.87 4.39 Nolasco Miley 3.75 3.97 4.03 .491

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Adeiny Hechavarria .291
2 Placido Polanco .296
3 Derek Dietrich ---
4 Marcell Ozuna .323
5 Justin Ruggiano .333
6 Chris Coghlan .276
7 Nick Green ---
8 Jeff Mathis .272

Notes

- Even though this is my first game back, I will actually be out for today's game. I will be back for the recap of the game, however. Keep the seat warm for me guys!

Bold Prediction: Diamondbacks def. Marlins 4-1

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