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Game 111: Miami Marlins @ New York Mets, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Marlins lead the series 1-0

Tue 08/07 WP: Carlos Zambrano (7 - 9)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jon Niese (8 - 6)
4 - 2 win

Miami Marlins
@ New York Mets

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Nathan Eovaldi vs Chris Young

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Thu 08/09 12:10 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins pulled off a nice 4-2 win last night against the New York Mets, and tonight the team looks to strike again in its second evening with Giancarlo Stanton in the middle of the lineup. Facing them is the comeback of Chris Young, who has shown himself to be a competent major league rotation piece. The Marlins will counter with Nathan Eovaldi and hope he is more competent than he was last time around.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.426 4.63 4.02 4.66 Eovaldi Young 4.22 4.15 4.24 .468

I like Nathan Eovaldi, but I did not like Nathan Eovaldi's last start. Eovaldi was hammered by the Atlanta Braves, allowing six runs on six hits. He didn't walk or strike out many guys, mostly because there were so many hits that he wasn't even allowed to do that. Eovaldi struggled badly enough that he could not survive the game before the rain delay, forcing the Marlins to throw out mop-up reliever Chad Gaudin before and after the delay. Hopefully he fairs better against New York.

Chris Young is exactly who you would like him to be if you are the Mets. He was signed on to be a fifth-starter type, and he's done just that. This acquisition was much like what the Marlins wanted and eventually did not get out of Carlos Zambrano, so the Mets have to be happy with Young's performance. In many ways, Young is similar to a righty Wade LeBlanc in that he does not strike out many guys, tries to limit walks, and gives up way too many fly balls. If Giancarlo Stanton can make some contact, watch out, because Young can allow home runs due to his extreme fly ball rates.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .293
2 Justin Ruggiano .327
3 Jose Reyes .350
4 Carlos Lee .325
5 Giancarlo Stanton .377
6 Greg Dobbs .290
7 Nick Green ---
8 John Buck .279

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 4-3