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Game 89: Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

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Current Series

Nationals lead the series 2-1

Fri 07/13 WP: Jordan Zimmermann (6 - 6)
LP: Josh Johnson (5 - 6)
1 - 5 loss
Sat 07/14 WP: Mark Buehrle (9 - 8)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Gio Gonzalez (12 - 4)
2 - 1 win
Sun 07/15 WP: Stephen Strasburg (10 - 4)
LP: Ricky Nolasco (8 - 7)
0 - 4 loss

Washington Nationals
@ Miami Marlins

Monday, Jul 16, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Edwin Jackson vs Carlos Zambrano

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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The Miami Marlins are looking to salvage a split of this four-game series against the division-leading Washington Nationals, but it will be a tough order in front of them on their way to a potential split. Standing in their way is a Nationals offense that has done better against a Marlins staff that started off competing among the best rotations in baseball. Also standing in their way is Edwin Jackson, a pitcher who, unsurprisingly, has posted almost exact numbers to his performance from last season. Finally, standing in the Marlins' way is Carlos Zambrano, the team's starting pitcher, and his recent struggles.

Can the Marlins overcome all of this and pull out a win?

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.454 4.37 4.42 4.20 Zambrano Jackson 3.73 3.89 3.96 .500

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Jose Reyes .349
2 Emilio Bonifacio .307
3 Carlos Lee .322
4 Logan Morrison .349
5 Hanley Ramirez .346
6 Greg Dobbs .289
7 Omar Infante .313
8 Brett Hayes .258

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 5-1