Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs: Game 136 Thread and Icthyomancy

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs will get together for a Labor Day afternoon today as Henderson Alvarez and Travis Wood face off.

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3 game series vs Cubs @ Wrigley Field

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Monday, Sep 2, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Tue 09/03 8:05 PM EDT
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The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs will do battle today, insomuch as a group of National League bottom-dwellers can do battle this late into the season. Both teams are in their first series of the final month of the regular season, so the challenge may be to find value in September performances as the losing season dwindles down. Today, Henderson Alvarez and Travis Wood will look to provide some value for their respective teams.

Pitching Matchup
Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Cubs ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.452 4.38 3.02 3.90 Alvarez Wood 3.09 3.83 4.41 .449

Both Alvarez and Wood have quietly had nice years for their respective teams, and neither player is going to blow out hitters with their stuff. Wood just happens to have pitched 170-plus innings this year, making his contribution so far more significant.

Lineup

The lineup is not up at the moment. Fish Stripers, help me out!

Notes

- I have settled in for my move to Maryland, so I will be in for today's game!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cubs 3-2

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