Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Game 79 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins look to take the series win in this four-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Fish will turn to Tom Koehler versus Cole Hamels.

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The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies will wrap up their four-game series, and the Fish hare looking for the win. Tom Koehler will take the mound to face off against a classic Marlins nemesis, Cole Hamels.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS PHILLIES ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.55 4.31 3.74 Koehler Hamels 2.76 2.82 3.28

The Big Salad takes the mound after his latest start had mixed results. On the one hand, he struck out eight hitters against the New York Mets in seven innings. On the other hand, Koehler almost went through another sixth inning meltdown and ended up taking the loss in a Marlins shutout loss.

Cole Hamels dominates the Fish on a regular basis, so it remains to see whether the team can turn its struggling offense. Last time out against Miami, he gave up three runs in seven innings while striking out six Fish batters.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Jake Marisnick - CF Ben Revere - CF
Ed Lucas - SS Jimmy Rollins - SS
G. Stanton - RF Chase Utley - 2B
Casey McGehee - 3B Ryan Howard - 1B
Marcell Ozuna - LF Marlon Byrd - RF
Jeff Baker - 1B Cody Asche - 3B
J. Saltalamacchia - C Carlos Ruiz - C
Donovan Solano - 2B John Mayberry - LF
Tom Koehler - RHP Cole Hamels - LHP

Marcell Ozuna was moved up to fifth in the lineup against the lefty Hamels. It is good to see the Fish drop Jarrod Saltalamacchia to seventh against lefties despite his "switch-hitter" status. Donovan Solano gets his first start since his return, replacing the lefty Derek Dietrich.

Notes

- Can the Marlins' offense kick in? The Fish have only scored a max of four runs in a game this series, so the returns have not been great yet.

- I'll be here for this game before my night shift at work!

Bold Prediction: Phillies def. Marlins 5-3

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