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Game 92: Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Current Series

3 game series vs Cubs @ Wrigley Field

Tue 07/17 WP: Anibal Sanchez (5 - 6)
LP: Travis Wood (4 - 4)
9 - 5 win
Wed 07/18 WP: James Russell (3 - 0)
LP: Josh Johnson (5 - 7)
1 - 5 loss

Miami Marlins
@ Chicago Cubs

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Mark Buehrle vs Paul Maholm

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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The Miami Marlins are looking to finish off this series with a victory and pull ever so closer to .500, and today it seems like they have a decent chance of doing just that. The Fish will send the team's best starter in the first half, Mark Buerhle, and they will do so while he is at his hottest. Buehrle has been unstoppable thus far in his last four starts, and he will face Paul Maholm.

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Cubs ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.540 3.62 3.75 3.13 Buehrle Maholm 4.33 4.33 4.26 .466

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Jose Reyes .349
2 Emilio Bonifacio .307
3 Carlos Lee .335
4 Justin Ruggiano .332
5 Hanley Ramirez .366
6 Austin Kearns .330
7 Omar Infante .323
8 John Buck .311

The Marlins appear to continue to be platooning Justin Ruggiano and Greg Dobbs in right field and Logan Morrison and Austin Kearns in left field despite Ruggiano and Morrison deserving the lion's share of playing time. This set of decisions has been extremely frustrating.

Notes

- In case you missed it, check out my analysis of Mark Buehrle's recent strikeout binge.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cubs 4-1