Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs: Game 69 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins get a chance to redo their series versus the Chicago Cubs, but this time from the comforts of Marlins Park. The Fish send out Tom Koehler on the mound to face Jason Hammel.

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The Miami Marlins get a chance to recover from their first woeful series of this home stand by facing off against a recent, familiar foe. The Chicago Cubs come to town for a three-game series against the Fish, fresh off of their series win versus Miami a few weeks back in Chicago. Tom Koehler and Jason Hammel face off as Miami gets a chance against each of the pitchers that faced them previously.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Cubs ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.63 4.55 3.68 Koehler Hammel 2.81 3.02 3.74

The last time out, Jason Hammel dominated the Fish to the tune of eight strikeotus and one walk in seven innings of shutout baseball. Tom Koehler, on the other hand, struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings but got blown up in Texas for five runs in the game. Overall, Koehler has been on the downswing, while Hammel has been a constant trade deadline candidate for the season.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

CHICAGO CUBS MIAMI MARLINS
Luis Valbuena - 2B Jake Marisnick - CF
Justin Ruggiano - RF Jeff Baker - 2B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B G. Stanton - RF
Starlin Castro - SS Casey McGehee - 3B
Ryan Sweeney - CF Garrett Jones - 1B
Junior Lake - LF Marcell Ozuna - LF
Mike Olt - 3B A. Hechavarria - SS
John Baker - C Jeff Mathis - C
Jason Hammel - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP

There are a decent number of changes in the Marlins' lineup. Jake Marisnick, fresh off a hot, award-winning month of May in Triple-A New Orleans, gets the start in center field and leads off, while Marcell Ozuna shifts to left field for the game. Jeff Baker gets a start over Rafael Furcal, as the latter suffered a late-game injury in yesterday's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and is day-to-day.

Notes

- How will the new names do today? Marisnick is the only one who will start, and he struggled mightily in April before ripping a red-hot May for the Zephyrs.

- How will Miami recover from a difficult series against the Pirates?

Bold Prediction: Cubs def. Marlins 3-1

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