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Game 152 Preview: Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mark Buehrle  #56 of the Miami Marlins pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 15, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Mark Buehrle #56 of the Miami Marlins pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park on September 15, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)
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Current Series

Mets lead the series 1-0

Fri 09/21 WP: Jon Niese (12 - 9)
LP: Jacob Turner (1 - 3)
3 - 7 loss

Miami Marlins
@ New York Mets

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Mark Buehrle vs R.A. Dickey

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Sun 09/23 1:10 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins could not have liked being a part of a disastrous 7-3 loss to the New York Mets last night. They certainly cannot enjoy having to go back out there to face them again so soon after that loss. They certainly cannot like having to face the previously untouchable R.A. Dickey.

But so it is this afternoon. The Miami Marlins face off the New York Mets once again.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Mets ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
--- --- 4.21 3.78 Buehrle Dickey 2.67 3.28 --- ---

Mark Buehrle has recovered form his mini-struggles of recent week, having put up a spectacular outing in his last go-around versus the Cincinnati Reds. Buehrle struck out seven batters without a walk, but he also gave up a home run and four runs total in seven innings. Still, Buehrle had a nice outing, and the Marlins could use another one from him today if they want to beat Dickey.

Dickey has been beatable in the second half thus far, but against the Marlins, that has not been the case. He has thrown two complete games versus the Fish thus far this year, and in his last two starts against the Marlins he has 17 strikeouts and three walks to his name. Ugh.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Bryan Petersen .316
2 Gorkys Hernandez .260
3 Jose Reyes .340
4 Carlos Lee .324
5 Greg Dobbs .286
6 Donovan Solano .275
7 Rob Brantly ---
8 Gil Velazquez ---

Giancarlo Stanton appears to be out for today's game as well, and there is a very good chance Stanton will miss the entire series. Now Justin Ruggiano is also out of the game due to a right shoulder sprain suffered last night. The outfield is getting ugly.

Bold Prediction: Mets def. Marlins 3-0