Miami Marlins vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Game 51 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins have a chance to go for the series victory today against the Milwaukee Brewers, with former Brewers starter Randy Wolf making his first start since 2012.

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The Miami Marlins have yet another shot at a series win today, but they'll have to do it at home with a challenge on the mound. Randy Wolf will take the bump for the first time as a starter in the majors since 2012 to face off against his former team, the Milwaukee Brewers, in the series finale at Marlins Park.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS BREWERS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
--- 1.65 1.80 Wolf Nelson 0.90 2.95 4.11

Wolf has had two good outings out of the bullpen and even has a rare three-inning save to his name so far this year. Unfortunately, he hasn't made a big league start since 2012, and when he last left the majors, he was not the most impressive player, so the Fish are relying upon a big question mark today.

Jimmy Nelson has good stuff, which is a change from the typical Brewers starter with middling stuff and good command and results. He has pitched well so far in four appearances but this will be his second Major League start in his career.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

MILWAUKEE BREWERS MIAMI MARLINS
Jean Segura - SS C. Yelich - LF
Ryan Braun - RF Derek Dietrich - 2B
Jonathan Lucroy - 1B G. Stanton - RF
Carlos Gomez - CF Casey McGehee - 3B
Rickie Weeks - 2B Garrett Jones - 1B
Mark Reynolds - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Khris Davis - LF A. Hechavarria - SS
M. Maldonado - C Jeff Mathis - C
Jimmy Nelson - RHP Randy Wolf - LHP

The Marlins will send out their typical lineup minus Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who gets the day off on the day game after a night. Jeff Mathis takes on the catching role in his stead.

Notes

- Can Miami's offense spark some run production? We got a surprisingly rare 2-1 contest yesterday at Marlins Park, which is only surprising because Miami has been scoring so many runs at home. With two pitchers making rare Major League starts after years in the minors, I figure we'll see a little more scoring.

- Another day, another day without Ryan Braun in the lineup, and the Marlins have to be thankful about that. I did not realize they batted Braun second. That's interesting and smart! Good on the Brewers' manager!

Bold Prediction: Brewers def. Marlins 6-4

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