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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 22 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins will look to take the series over the Atlanta Braves in game three on Wednesday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the hill for the Marlins.

Marc Serota

Coming off of a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, the Miami Marlins will look to win the series against one of their National League East rivals in game three of the set on Wednesday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup
3.94 2.21 3.55 Eovaldi Harang 0.70 2.73 4.04

Eovaldi is charged with the task of following Jose Fernandez's solid eight inning performance in Miami's win over the Braves on Tuesday night. He must have control of both his fastball and offspeed pitches in order to succeed against a lineup with several powerful left-handed hitters. In his last start against the Mariners, Eovaldi went six innings and gave up three runs while walking two and striking out four.

Aaron Harang will be on the mound for the Braves. In his last start against the Mets, Harang went seven innings and didn't give up a run while striking out five and walking six.


Today's Lineups

Christian Yelich - LF Jason Heyward - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Garrett Jones - 1B Chris Johnson - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Ryan Doumit - LF
Derek Dietrich - 2B Dan Uggla - 2B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Jordan Schafer - CF
Jeff Mathis - C Gerald Laird - C
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Aaron Harang - RHP

Derek Dietrich makes his triumphant and deserved return to the starting lineup in today's contest, as Donovan Solano gets a rest. How much longer is Dietrich even set in the lineup, however, with the impending arrival of Rafael Furcal? Speaking of which, is Rafael Furcal going to take the teadoff spot away from Christian Yelich, who has done so well with it? Ugh.


-Will the Marlins' offense support Eovaldi? Jose Fernandez got just one run of support, and while that is all he needed, Eovaldi may need a few more to keep the Marlins in the game against a solid Braves lineup.

-Can the hitting streak continue? Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 16 games on Tuesday, and will look to make it 17 on Wednesday afternoon.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 4-2