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Game 162 Preview: New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

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The Miami Marlins and New York Mets battle in the final game of the 2012 season. Tom Koehler will start for the Fish versus Jeremy Hefner for the Mets in the Marlins' attempt to pick up their 70th win of the year.

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Current Series

Marlins lead the series 2-0

Mon 10/01 WP: Heath Bell (4 - 5)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Ramon Ramirez (3 - 4)
3 - 2 win
Tue 10/02 WP: Chad Gaudin (4 - 2)
LP: Collin McHugh (0 - 4)
4 - 3 win

New York Mets
@ Miami Marlins

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Jeremy Hefner vs Tom Koehler

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Get out the brooms, because the Miami Marlins are going for the sweep.

Boy that feels good to say.

The Marlins and New York Mets will tangle in the last game of the season, and the Marlins will aim for the sweep so that they can finish with 70 wins on the year. Tom Koehler will start the game, though there's no guarantee he will go long in today's contest. Jeremy Hefner goes for the Mets.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
--- --- 4.56 5.40 Koehler Hefner 5.32 3.80 --- ---

Koehler is getting the start, and he is regularly a starter in the minors, but he may not be going the entire way as he is currently adjusted to a bullpen role. Do not be surprised to see Chad Gaudin in the fourth or fifth inning.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .316
2 Gorkys Hernandez .275
3 Jose Reyes .340
4 GIancarlo Stanton .379
5 Carlos Lee .324
6 Donovan Solano .275
7 John Buck .283
8 Gil Velazquez ---

Notes

- This is the final game of the 2012 season, and the Marlins are looking to avoid their first sub-70 win season since the 1999 campaign. I sure hope they get it, because getting less than 70 wins here would be very disappointing.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 5-4