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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 116 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins are looking for the series win this afternoon against the division-leading Atlanta Braves. Henderson Alvarez will face Mike Minor.

Justin K. Aller

Current Series

3 game series vs Braves @ Turner Field

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Friday, Aug 9, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT
Turner Field

Jacob Turner vs Brandon Beachy

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h Game time temperature around 80.

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The Miami Marlins have a chance at a series victory after they snapped their six-game losing skid last night against the Atlanta Braves. The Fish have a chance to be the first team in some time to beat the Braves in a series, as Atlanta was previously on a 14-game winning streak.

Today, the Fish will send out the (so far) successful Henderson Alvarez versus Marlins killer Mike Minor.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Braves ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.446 4.44 2.76 2.80 Alvarez Minor 2.76 3.16 3.78 .521

Henderson Alvarez hasn't allowed a single home run this season. Jacob Turner was doing pretty well on homers until the Braves hit three off of him, so there's a chance Alvarez's future holds the same terrible promise.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Christian Yelich .321
2 Adeiny Hechavarria .287
3 Giancarlo Stanton .418
4 Placido Polanco .296
5 Ed Lucas .302
6 Donovan Solano .292
7 Jake Marisnick .271
8 Koyle Hill ---
9 Pitcher ---

Oh dear lord, this lineu[. Placido Polanco is batting cleanup again, guys. Placido Polanco, who has been benched and is not a regular starter, is batting cleanup.

Bold Prediction: Braves def. Marlins 4-0