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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 131 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins are looking to recover from a close, rough loss last night versus the Washington Nationals. Henderson Alvarez will face down against the amazing Stephen Strasburg.

Marc Serota

Current Series

Nationals lead the series 1-0

Tue 08/27 WP: Ross Ohlendorf (3 - 0)
SV: Rafael Soriano
LP: Nathan Eovaldi (2 - 5)
1 - 2 loss

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@ Washington Nationals Federal-smFederal Baseball

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

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

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Thu 08/29 7:05 PM EDT

The Miami Marlins got a great performance from Nathan Eovaldi, but it resulted in nothing as the Fish lost 2-1 last night. Tonight they face a far more difficult challenge, as Henderson Alvarez is tasked to go one-on-one pitching-wise versus Stephen Strasburg.

Pitching Matchup
Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.449 4.41 3.11 3.86 Alvarez Strasburg 3.00 3.30 3.07 .611

Stephen Strasburg has looked like merely an amazing human rather than an unreal deity of baseball-throwing (that's obviously Jose Fernandez). His velocity is down almost two mph from his debut a few years ago, and it seems Tommy John surgery has made him a little less than a god.

Still better than Henderson Alvarez though.


Order Player Proj wOBA vs. RHP
1 Justin Ruggiano .306
2 Ed Lucas .282
3 Christian Yelich .321
4 Giancarlo Stanton .393
5 Logan Morrison .355
6 Donovan Solano .278
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .271
8 Jeff Mathis .255
9 Pitcher ---

This is new. Justin Ruggiano is being thrown out into the leadoff spot again thanks to Jake Marisnick getting some rest. Christian Yelich being moved to the third spot, pushing Stanton over to the cleanup spot, as he deserves.

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 3-1