Miami Marlins vs. Minnesota Twins: Game 77 Thread and Icthyomancy

Thearon W. Henderson

It is Weekday Afternoon with the Fish as the Marlins try to finish a mini-sweep of the Minnesota Twins. Tom Koehler will go up against Scott Diamond.

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Marlins lead the series 1-0

Tue 06/25 WP: A.J. Ramos (2 - 2)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Kevin Correia (6 - 5)
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Minnesota Twins
@ Miami Marlins

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Scott Diamond vs Tom Koehler

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Get out the tiny brooms, because the Miami Marlins are going for a mini-sweep!

The Fish will look to take this short two-game series versus the Minnesota Twins this afternoon on Camp Day over at Marlins Park. Tom Koehler will go to the mound against Scott Diamond.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Twins ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.538 5.22 4.37 4.65 Koehler Diamond 5.27 4.50 4.83 .357

Tom Koehler will get another chance to keep his rotation spot, while Scott Diamond looks to improve on what looks like an awful season from another awful Twins pitch-to-contact pitcher.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Justin Ruggiano .328
2 Ed Lucas ---
3 Giancarlo Stanton .417
4 Marcell Ozuna .327
5 Logan Morrison .325
6 Placido Polanco .296
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .291
8 Jeff Mathis .272
9 Pitcher ---

Yay, Justin Ruggiano is back in the lineup! He actually missed last night's game with a sore shoulder rather than a stern Mike Redmond benching, so at least the reason was legitimate. But his presence against the lefty Diamond was all but assumed thanks to his recent hot streak. And the rest of the lineup does not look too bad either, at least up until the sixth spot!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Twins 4-3

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