Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 139 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Scott Cunningham

The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals will do battle in the second-to-last start of Jose Fernandez's 2013 season. His reward is to face off against Dan Haren.

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3 game series vs Nationals @ Marlins Park

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Friday, Sep 6, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Dan Haren vs Jose Fernandez

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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The Miami Marlins have one of the last few opportunities to feature Jose Fernandez this season. The Fish return to Miami and will face the Washington Nationals in a three-game series, and Fernandez will be the first to face off against the Nats. The pleasure of facing him in a pitching duel will go to Dan Haren.

Pitching Matchup
Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.572 3.37 2.69 2.33 Fernandez Haren 5.02 4.24 4.16 .477

Dan Haren has been better since the second half. Jose Fernandez has been unhittable since the second half. This should be a fun night.

Lineup
Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Chris Coghlan .315
2 Donovan Solano .278
3 Christian Yelich .332
4 Giancarlo Stanton .389
5 Logan Morrison .350
6 Placido Polanco .275
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .270
8 Jeff Mathis .257
9 Pitcher ---

The Marlins will give Christian Yelich his first shot at the center field position, with Chris Coghlan taking over a familiar spot in left field. This should be a good test for the rookie, who has the athleticism, if not the arm strength, to be highly successful in center.

Notes

- What a shame. I will get a chance to listen to this one on the radio, but because I am in the Washington area, I actually won't be able to watch the game, meaning I'll sadly miss visualizing a Fernandez start.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Nationals 4-2

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