The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies are set to face off in Opening Night in Miami! Baseball season officially gets under way in Marlins Park for the Fish for the first time since 2012, when the beautiful stadium first opened. And what a way to re-debut Marlins Park for Opening Night: it will be Rookie of the Year winner Jose Fernandez versus Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa!
|Proj ERA||FIP||ERA||Marlins||Rockies||ERA||FIP||Proj ERA|
|2.57||---||---||Fernandez||De La Rosa||---||---||4.55|
Advantage Miami! The Marlins get to send out their staff ace to face off against de la Rosa, who overachieved last season to a successful campaign on the back of preventing homers. That may happen tonight against a punchless Fish lineup, but it shouldn't continue for the long haul.
|Proj wOBA||wOBA||Marlins||Rockies||wOBA||Proj wOBA|
|.328||---||Christian Yelich||Charlie Blackmon||---||.319|
|.304||---||Jeff Baker||Michael Cuddyer||---||.361|
|.382||---||Giancarlo Stanton||Carlos Gonzalez||---||.377|
|.309||---||Casey McGehee||Troy Tulowitzki||---||.383|
|.321||---||Garrett Jones||Justin Morneau||---||.347|
|.320||---||Jarrod Saltalamacchia||Wilin Rosario||---||.326|
|.318||---||Marcell Ozuna||Nolan Arenado||---||.329|
|.273||---||Adeiny Hechavarria||DJ LeMahieu||---||.305|
This lineup looks respectable until you realize Garrett Jones and Saltalamacchia are facing a left-handed starter tonight, instantly sinking their projections at the plate. Jones is starting against a lefty while Donovan Solano sits on the bench. Le sigh, Mike Redmond.
- It's Opening Night, and it'll be my first live Opening Night ever! That's right, I'll be right over the visitor's bullpen in right field in the bullpen reserved seats, possibly trying to catch Giancarlo Stanton's attention! If you're in Florida for the game, I'm in section 40, row G, come by and say hi!
- As for the game thread, I'll be here too, live commenting from the stadium via my phone. That should work better than last year, as my phone is actually good this season! Woohoo live comment at the game!
- It's the first game of the season, so it's the first game of Ichthyomancy! If you didn't catch the rules before, here they are in full detail from yesterday's article. If you want to be the next great Ichthyomancy champion like Jeremy Hulme and Jigokusabre, you need to play everyday and get involved from the start! Put up your picks tonight, right here in the comments of the game thread!
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Rockies 2-1