Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 75 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will send out Nathan Eovaldi for his second start of the 2013 big league season for a chance to take the series win versus the San Francisco Giants. Going against them will be the struggling Matt Cain.

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Marlins lead the series 2-1

Thu 06/20 WP: Tom Koehler (1 - 5)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jeremy Affeldt (1 - 3)
2 - 1 win
Fri 06/21 WP: A.J. Ramos (1 - 2)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jake Dunning (0 - 1)
6 - 3 win
Sat 06/22 WP: Sandy Rosario (2 - 0)
LP: Mike Dunn (2 - 2)
1 - 2 loss

Miami Marlins
@ San Francisco Giants

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
AT&T Park

Nathan Eovaldi vs Matt Cain

Cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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The Miami Marlins have a chance to pick up a rare series win, even rarer since it is a four-game series against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Fish and Giants tangle one more time, and on the mound for Miami will be recent returning starter Nathan Eovaldi. He is set to face off against Matt Cain.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Giants ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.409 4.80 4.71 3.00 Eovaldi Cain 4.55 4.29 3.32 .578

Eovaldi did not have a great start in his six-inning debut earlier this week versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he did have one shining aspect about him: his blazing fastball velocity. It remains to be seen if he can keep that up today versus the Giants.

Matt Cain has struggled so badly that he has forever earned the ire of Fish Stripes reader Jigokusabre, who would like nothing more than the Fish to continue his season-long immolation.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Justin Ruggiano .307
2 Ed Lucas ---
3 Giancarlo Stanton .413
4 Logan Morrison .349
5 Marcell Ozuna .307
6 Rob Brantly .297
7 Derek Dietrich .310
8 Adeiny Hechavarria .274
9 Pitcher ---

Ed Lucas is on fire, Justin Ruggiano is making yet another start, and Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, and the re-heating Marcell Ozuna are anchoring the middle of the lineup? Dare I say, this Marlins lineup could be in the middle- to low-20's in offensive capability!

Bold Prediction: Giants def. Marlins 5-1

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