Following a 3-2 victory that tied the series on Friday night, the Miami Marlins will look to take the series lead in the third game of the four game set with the New York Mets. Tom Koehler will be on the mound for the Marlins.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Mets||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Tom Koehler has been inconsistent his last few times out, troubled by a pair of sixth inning meltdowns. In his last start against the Cubs, Koehler went six innings and gave up four runs while striking out five. In 13 innings against the Mets this season, Koehler has yielded four runs to the Mets' lineup.
Jacob deGrom struggled in his last start against the Cardinals, going four and a third innings while giving up six runs and walking a pair.
|NEW YORK METS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|C. Granderson - RF||Rafael Furcal - 2B|
|Daniel Murphy - 2B||Jake Marisnick - CF|
|David Wright - 3B||G. Stanton - RF|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Chris Young - CF||J. Saltalamacchia - C|
|Wilmer Flores - SS||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|T. Teagarden - C||Marcell Ozuna - LF|
|Jacob DeGrom - LHP||Ed Lucas - SS|
|Eric Young Jr. - LF||Tom Koehler - RHP|
Jake Marisnick slides into the two spot for the Marlins, who utilized speed and quality defense in Friday's win. Ed Lucas will hit eighth and play shortstop, giving Adeiny Hechavarria a day off.
Curtis Granderson slides into the leadoff spot for the Mets.
-Can Koehler bounce back? Miami hasn't hesitated when making rotation changes, and may not wait much longer if Koehler has difficulty finding the strike zone.
-Will the defense play a role? Marcell Ozuna's outfield assists helped the Marlins Friday, and may be key in support of Koehler.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 3-1