The Miami Marlins are 4-1 on the season and coming off another successful victory, this time an 8-2 win over the San Diego Padres. Now Miami goes at it again with its best pitcher on the mound, as Jose Fernandez takes the hill against what has appeared to be an overmatched Padres lineup. Meanwhile, the Fish will have to send their so-far streaking offense against Andrew Cashner, the Padres' own hard-throwing right-handed ace.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Padres||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
As you can see, neither pitcher is a slouch, especially in the fastball department. Cashner threw an average of 94.6 mph and was hitting an average of 94.1 in his last start, during which he gave up just one run in six innings with five strikeouts against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of course, Fernandez was even better in his start, striking out nine in six innings and hitting 96 on average on the radar gun yesterday. Either way, we are in for a set of hard-throwing right handers blowing it by subpar lineups!
|PROJ WOBA||WOBA||MARLINS||Padres||WOBA||PROJ WOBA|
|.273||.536||Adeiny Hechavarria||Everth Cabrera||.294||.295|
|.328||.163||Christian Yelich||Will Venable||.181||.315|
|.382||.509||Giancarlo Stanton||Chase Headley||.056||.330|
|.321||.287||Garrett Jones||Seth Smith||.550||.339|
|.309||.534||Casey McGehee||Yonder Alonso||.194||.336|
|.320||.332||Jarrod Saltalamacchia||Jedd Gyorko||.201||.330|
|.304||.546||Derek Dietrich||Alexi Amarista||---||.294|
|.318||.419||Marcell Ozuna||Rene Rivera||---||.266|
All the early effectiveness of Adeiny Hechavarria has convinced the Marlins to try him again at the leadoff spot despite the fact that the team knows that he cannot hit and cannot draw walks. Hechavarria is a complete waste at the leadoff spot, and it is only a matter of time until his regression arrives and the Fish move him back down to the bottom of the order. But for now, they are trying to ride his hot streak for as long as it goes.
Marcell Ozuna is also on a hot streak, but for some reason he is batting eighth. Go figure.
- I'll be joining everyone for tonight's event! Go Fish!
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Padres 2-0