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Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 74 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins will go for their third straight win versus the San Francisco Giants, and they will do so with the overachieving Jacob Turner on the mound versus the aged Barry Zito.


Current Series

Marlins lead the series 2-0

Thu 06/20 WP: Tom Koehler (1 - 5)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jeremy Affeldt (1 - 3)
2 - 1 win
Fri 06/21 WP: A.J. Ramos (1 - 2)
SV: Steve Cishek
LP: Jake Dunning (0 - 1)
6 - 3 win

Miami Marlins
@ San Francisco Giants

Saturday, Jun 22, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
AT&T Park

Jacob Turner vs Barry Zito

Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Sun 06/23 4:05 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins will get a chance for their third straight win as they face the San Francisco Giants. Can the Giants beat up on Jacob Turner, who has surpassed all of our recent expectations? Or will the Fish themselves be shut down by the veteran Barry Zito?

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Giants ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.396 4.94 3.33 2.16 Turner Zito 4.67 3.64 4.13 .480

I am thoroughly impressed with Jacob Turner thus far. He has developed into a completely different pitcher than previously expected, and I cannot lie that that pitcher is not infinitely more interesting. However, he is also all over the strike zone and needs to get his act together in that regard to be more effective. Right now, his saving grace is the lack of home runs and surprising number of ground balls.

Barry Zito is somehow still going strong despite years of being mediocre. How he is still getting Major League hitters out is beyond me.


Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Justin Ruggiano .328
2 Ed Lucas ---
3 Giancarlo Stanton .413
4 Marcell Ozuna .327
5 Logan Morrison .325
6 Adeiny Hechavarria .291
7 Placido Polanco .296
8 Jeff Mathis .272
9 Pitcher ---

Hey, don't look now, but Justin Ruggiano has made three out of the last four starts somewhere in the outfield! Ruggiano's hot month of June may finally be starting to catch Mike Redmond's eye. There is no reason the Marlins should be turning to Pierre over Ruggiano against left-handers, so at least there is a shimmer of hope that he will get regular playing time at some point this season.

The rest of this lineup is not bad either, with only Ed Lucas batting second and Jeff Mathis batting anywhere standing out as egregious errors. Even playing the OBP-less Ruggiano as the leadoff man is at least an interesting move, though Morrison would probably be better there.


- I'll be here for most of today's game, as I am looking forward to seeing Ruggiano and Turner play! Who's joining me?

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Giants 4-3