Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 122 Thread and Ichthyomancy

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are looking to avoid the sweep, with Tom Koehler on the mound versus Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

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3 game series vs Giants @ Marlins Park

Sat 08/17 7:10 PM EDT
Sun 08/18 1:10 PM EDT

Get out the broom breakers, because the Miami Marlins are looking to bust up a sweep.

The Marlins have lost two oddly high-scoring games against the San Francisco Giants, so the team will look to avoid the sweep. The problem is that their matchup is a difficult one, as the Giants send the player who could be their best starter in Madison Bumgarner out against the player who is probably the Marlins' worst, Tom Koehler.

Pitching Matchup
Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Giants ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.391 4.99 3.99 4.62 Koehler Bumgarner 2,73 3.05 3.27 .585

Tom Koehler has a 3.99 FIP and has done an admirable job trying to be the team's fifth starter, but his future with the team is closer to the bullpen rather than as a starter. Meanwhile, Bumgarner may have surpassed Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum as the Giants' best starter, as he has been fantastic this season. Not a good matchup for Miami.

Lineup
Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Christian Yelich .291
2 Donovan Solano .292
3 Giancarlo Stanton .417
4 Logan Morrison .327
5 Justin Ruggiano .328
6 Ed Lucas .302
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .287
8 Jeff Mathis .271
9 Pitcher ---

Justin Ruggiano's last two games have convinced manager Mike Redmond to give him a chance to play today against the lefty Bumgarner. Ruggiano had three hits in his previous start against the Kansas City Royals, and then he put up two home runs and a double in four plate appearances in the 14-10 loss to the Giants two days ago.

Notes

- I will not be around for today's game, as I'll be entertaining a friend coming over to visit.

Bold Prediction: Giants def. Marlins 6-2

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