Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Game 87 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Mike Ehrmann

Following a 3-2 loss on Friday night, the Marlins will look to bounce back in game two of the three game series on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Heaney will be on the mound for Miami.

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After a ninth inning rally came up just short in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Friday, the Miami Marlins will look to bounce back in game two of the three game series on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Heaney will oppose Shelby Miller on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Cardinals ERA FIP PROJ ERA
5.29 4.70 4.38 Heaney Miller 4.10 4.82 3.77

Andrew Heaney has had a shaky start to his major league career, and has been plagued by the long ball in his last few starts.

In his last start against Oakland, Heaney went six innings while striking out four and not walking a batter.

Shelby Miller struggled in his last outing against the Dodgers, during which he went five innings and yielded six runs while walking three and striking out four.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
C. Yelich - LF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Donovan Solano - 2B Matt Holliday - LF
G. Stanton - RF Allen Craig - 1B
Casey McGehee - 3B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Garrett Jones - 1B Yadier Molina - C
Marcell Ozuna - CF Jon Jay - RF
Ed Lucas - SS Peter Bourjos - CF
Jeff Mathis - C Mark Ellis - 2B
Andrew Heaney - LHP Shelby Miller - RHP

Donovan Solano slides into the two spot for the Marlins, with Ed Lucas hitting seventh and Jeff Mathis giving Jarrod Saltalamacchia a day off behind the plate.

Peter Bourjos gets the start in center field for St. Louis, with Mark Ellis starting at second against the left-handed Heaney.

Notes

-How will Heaney pitch? Facing a good offensive team, Heaney will have to keep the ball down in the strike zone.

-Can the Marlins score early? The Marlins scored thier first runs of the night in the ninth on Friday, making a late comeback more challenging.

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