Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 72 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins take on the defending champion San Francisco Giants, but they will see a familiar face in Chad Gaudin facing off against Tom Koehler.

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4 game series vs Giants @ AT&T Park

Miami Marlins
@ San Francisco Giants

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT
AT&T Park

Tom Koehler vs Chad Gaudin

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

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The Miami Marlins begin a four-game series versus the defending World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants. It's supposed to be a battle between a strong contender and the worst team in baseball.

So why do I feel like the Fish have the pitching edge?

It's probably because the Giants are starting former Marlins long reliever Chad Gaudin tonight. Chad Gaudin, folks!

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Diamondbacks ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.367 5.25 4.49 5.09 Koehler Gaudin 2.83 3.54 4.06 .485

Whoops, I spoke too soon.

Gaudin has actually done most of that as a reliever, as he has only three starts this season. He's thrown 17 innings in his starts and has a 4.24 ERA and 4,29 FIP.

Tom Koehler, on the other hand, has struggled and likely could use a return to a relief role for which he is probably better suited. He has done admirably, but Henderson Alvarez can't return soon enough.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Juan Pierre .292
2 Placido Polanco .278
3 Giancarlo Stanton .395
4 Logan Morrison .349
5 Justin Ruggiano .307
6 Derek Dietrich .310
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .274
8 Rob Brantly .297
9 Pitcher ---

Hey, Justin Ruggiano is starting! All praise to the Monstrosity!

Oh, he's only starting to give the struggling Marcell Ozuna a rest. Don't worry gang, Juan Pierre is still leading off for your Miami Marlins!

Bold Prediction: Giants def. Marlins 5-3

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