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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 9 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins are looking to salvage one game against the Atlanta Braves in this three-game set. Alex Sanabia will face Mike Minor in the finale.

Al Bello

Current Series

Braves lead the series 2-0

Mon 04/08 WP: Paul Maholm (2 - 0)
SV: Craig Kimbrel
LP: Kevin Slowey (0 - 2)
0 - 2 loss
Tue 04/09 WP: Kris Medlen (1 - 1)
SV: Craig Kimbrel
LP: Wade LeBlanc (0 - 2)
2 - 3 loss

Atlanta Braves
@ Miami Marlins

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Mike Minor vs Alex Sanabia

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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

It will be the Marlins and the Atlanta Braves in the finale of this three-game series. Alex Sanabia will take the hill for the Fish versus Mike Minor.

Pitching Match

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Braves ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.339 5.57 4.79 0.00 Sanabia Minor 1.23 2.98 4.03 .491

Alex Sanabia was able to get away with an awkward outing with just one strikeout and three walks in six innings of play, but somehow he managed to shut out the New York Mets for the Marlins' lone win. The Fish are hoping for a better performance but similar overall results as the team hopes to pick off a victory from the Braves.

Mike Minor has always been a confusing pitcher, and this season may very well be no different. He has a fantastic capability for strikeouts, but he is also a fly ball pitcher and has had occasional problems with balls in play. The Marlins have also tended to do a good job against him in the past, but this is no typical Marlins team, of course.


Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Juan Pierre .294
2 Donovan Solano .292
3 Giancarlo Stanton .424
4 Placido Polanco .298
5 Justin Ruggiano .334
6 Miguel Olivo ---
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .291
8 Chris Valaika ---


- I will be in and out of the game thread tonight, as I will be hosting guests tonight. I will be around here and there to witness the Marlins' eventual defeat #MJIJ.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 4-2