Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Game 53 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Marc Serota

The Miami Marlins are looking to break a six-game losing skid against their in-state rival Tampa Bay Rays. Can Kevin Slowey be the one who delivers a win for the Fish versus Jeremy Hellickson?

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Current Series

Rays lead the series 1-0

Mon 05/27 WP: Jake McGee (2 - 2)
LP: Jose Fernandez (2 - 3)
6 - 10 loss
Wed 05/29 7:10 PM EDT
Thu 05/30 7:10 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins are looking to break their six-game losing streak, but their challenge is once again the Tampa Bay Rays as the team continues their four-game home-and-home series with their in-state rivals. It will be the ever-deceptive strike-thrower Kevin Slowey versus the equally baffling Jeremy Hellickson.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Rays ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.408 4.81 4.12 3.30 Slowey Hellickson 5.37 4.64 3.92 .504

The two starting pitchers listed here are quite confusing. Marlins fans are confused as to how Slowey has kept up this kind of performance, though they are probably now wondering how Slowey, like the rest of this roster, will inevitably blow up. Rays fans are probably wondering who the Hellickson, well, Hellickson is. He won the Rookie of the Year a few years ago on the back of BABIP luck and very few strikeouts, but now everything is heading south for him.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Juan Pierre .294
2 Placido Polanco .278
3 Derek Dietrich ---
4 Marcell Ozuna .304
5 Chris Coghlan .307
6 Justin Ruggiano .312
7 Greg Dobbs .286
8 Adeiny Hechavarria .274
9 Jeff Mathis .272

You know it is a bad sign when Juan Pierre is your designated hitter.

Notes

- I will not be in for at least the early part of tonight's game, as I have catch-up work to do in anticipation of my test at the end of the month.

Bold Prediction: Rays def. Marlins 5-1

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