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Game 134; New York Mets @ Miami Marlins, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Mets lead the series 2-0

Fri 08/31 0 - 3 loss
Sat 09/01 3 - 5 loss

New York Mets
@ Miami Marlins

Sunday, Sep 2, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

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Get out the broom breakers, because the Miami Marlins are trying to bust up a sweep.

After being one strike call away from finishing off a 3-2 victory, the Marlins took yet another heartbreaking ninth-inning loss, 5-3 to the New York Mets. This afternoon, the rubber game comes with Mark Buehrle on the mound trying to bust up the sweep versus Chris Young of the Mets.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
--- --- 4.14 3.62 Buehrle Young 4.64 4.65 --- ---

No more projected ERA, as at this stage, ZiPS has only a few starts left for each pitcher, and at that micro level, the numbers get a little wonky. Last time Buehrle pitched, the Marlins won and he had a solid yet unspectacular start that luckily did not feature a home run. The last time Chris Young pitched against the Marlins, he allowed three home runs, including two big ones to Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins are hoping for more of the same results from both pitchers.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .316
2 Justin Ruggiano .324
3 Jose Reyes .340
4 Giancarlo Stanton .379
5 Carlos Lee .324
6 Greg Dobbs .286
7 Donovan Solano .275
8 Rob Brantly ---

GIANCARLO STANTON IS BATTING CLEANUP!

Manager Ozzie Guillen finally did the right thing and returned Stanton to the top of the lineup, and all is suddenly right with the world.

Notes

- I will be here for the early part of the game, but my girlfriend will be coming into town to visit for Labor Day weekend, so I will be checking out early. I also won't be on the game thread for tomorrow's afternoon Labor Day showdown versus the Milwaukee Brewers, sadly.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 5-2