3 game series vs Dodgers @ Marlins Park
|Fri 08/10|| WP: Clayton Kershaw (10 - 6) |
SV: Kenley Jansen
LP: Mark Buehrle (9 - 11)
|2 - 5 loss|
|Sat 08/11|| WP: Ricky Nolasco (9 - 11) |
LP: Joe Blanton (8 - 10)
|7 - 3 win|
Surprisingly, the Miami Marlins have a chance to take the series win after a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Fish will attempt that series win this afternoon and send out Wade LeBlanc, who has had two solid, low-innings starts working towards his first full start of the season. The Dodgers are countering with Chris Capuano.
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The Marlins spent the last two games stretching out Leblanc in preparation for full-time starting work after the team switched Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen. In his two starts, he has done pretty decently, allowiNg just two runs and striking seven while walking three in 8 1/3 innings pitched. Can LeBlanc continue a strangely good season on the mound while getting deeper into today's game?
Chris Capuano has been a revelation for the Dodgers after coming from a successful return season with the New York Mets. He has had extremely good numbers this season for a two-year signing and has been a productive member of an elite Dodgers rotation,
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The Marlins will rest Giancarlo Stanton on the day game following an evening game, and when they did that last time, the team struggled offensively versus R.A. Dickey. In his place is Austin Kearns, who has struggled back down to his normal, expected level of play.
I like the lineup of having Justin Ruggiano bat second. Anything that puts more of the Marlins' best hitters in a position to get more PA gives the team an edge.
Bold Prediction: Dodgers def. Marlins 5-3