Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 140 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Scott Cunningham

The Miami Marlins get to take on the Washington Nationals again tonight, and this time the team's next-best pitcher, Nathan Eovaldi, will get the nod versus Tanner Roark.

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Saturday, Sep 7, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Tanner Roark vs Nathan Eovaldi

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

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Last night, the Miami Marlins got another spectacular performance from Jose Fernandez in their 7-0 win over the Washington Nationals. Tonight, their other, quieter strong performer, Nathan Eovaldi, gets a crack at the Nats, as he faces off against Tanner Roark.

Pitching Matchup
Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.440 4.50 3.51 3.40 Eovaldi Roark 1.19 2.30 5.58 .339

Nathan Eovaldi has quietly been going about his business, looking good on the mound and throwing some hard heat. Roark is making his first start of his big league career after nine bullpen outings. With Eovaldi pitching so well, I expect good things tonight.

Lineup
Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Chris Coghlan .315
2 Donovan Solano .278
3 Christian Yelich .332
4 Giancarlo Stanton .389
5 Justin Ruggiano .308
6 Logan Morrison .350
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .270
8 Jeff Mathis .257
9 Pitcher ---

Is there any reason the regular bench player Ruggiano should be hitting in front of Logan Morrison? That just doesn't make any sense. Chris Coghlan returns to third base after playing left field last night, so we should keep an eye on his defense.

Notes

- This is today's MLB.tv Free Game of the Day, so enjoy it online if you can't catch it on the tube!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Nationals 4-3

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