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Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Game 68 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins are looking to eke out a series victory versus the St. Louis Cardinals, and they will turn to a revived Ricky Nolasco for help against Tyler Lyons.

Brian Garfinkel

Current Series

3 game series vs Cardinals @ Marlins Park

Fri 06/14 WP: Jose Fernandez (4 - 3)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jake Westbrook (2 - 2)
5 - 4 win
Sat 06/15 WP: Lance Lynn (9 - 1)
LP: Tom Koehler (0 - 5)
7 - 13 loss

St. Louis Cardinals
@ Miami Marlins

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
Marlins Park

Tyler Lyons vs Ricky Nolasco

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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The Miami Marlins have a chance at a series victory versus the best team in the majors thus far this season, the St. Louis Cardinals.

I did not expect to be able to say that, but the Fish squeezed out one win behind Jose Fernandez and fell a bit short last night. Now they send "ace" Ricky Nolasco to the mound versus Tyler Lyons of the Cards.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Cardinals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.454 4.37 3.64 3.80 Nolasco Lyons 3.51 4.07 4.99 .391

Ricky Nolasco is revived as a pitcher, but is also on the trading block now that the midseason mark is almost here. Tyler Lyons is a minor leaguer who thrives on control and ground balls, which actually fits perfectly with the St. Louis model.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Juan Pierre .292
2 Ed Lucas ---
3 Giancarlo Stanton .395
4 Justin Ruggiano .328
5 Derek Dietrich .310
6 Adeiny Hechavarria .274
7 Placido Polanco .296
8 Jeff Mathis .272
9 Pitcher ---

Oh wonderful, when we finally get a lefty starter, Justin Ruggiano makes it into the lineup! Unfortunately, he replaces Marcell Ozuna, who is also right-handed and can take advantage of the lefty starter. Meanwhile, Juan Pierre is still leading off!

This team...

Notes

- I'll be posting up the Ichthy for the last three weeks later in the evening.

- I will not be around for today's game due to studying reasons. Fish Stripers, keep the seat warm!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cardinals 4-3