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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 28 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will look to sweep the three game series against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at Marlins Park. Henderson Alvarez will be on the mound for the Marlins.

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Last season, wins didn't come easy for the Miami Marlins, but among the teams that had their number was the Atlanta Braves. Despite losing two of three in their first meeting of the season, the Marlins will have the chance to sweep Atlanta with a win on Wednesday night. Henderson Alvarez will be on the mound for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS METS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.93 3.27 2.73 Alvarez Santana 1.95 1.90 3.46

Miami got solid outings from Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi in the first two games of the series, and will hope to receive the same from Alvarez. In his last start against the Mets, Alvarez went six innings and gave up two runs while striking out four.

Despite striking out seven Reds, Ervin Santana gave up four runs in six and two third innings in his last outing against Cincy.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

ATLANTA BRAVES MIAMI MARLINS
Jason Heyward - RF C. Yelich - LF
B.J. Upton - CF Derek Dietrich - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B G. Stanton - RF
Justin Upton - LF Casey McGehee - 3B
Evan Gattis - C J. Saltalamacchia - C
Dan Uggla - 2B Garrett Jones - 1B
Chris Johnson - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
A. Simmons - SS A. Hechavarria - SS
Ervin Santana - RHP H. Alvarez - RHP

Miami scored nine runs in each of the first two games of the series, most notably on Tuesday facing Aaron Harang, who had one of baseball's best ERAs until facing the Marlins' lineup yesterday.

After Ed Lucas got a pair of starts at second base, Derek Dietrich returns to the lineup against Santana. Jarrod Saltalamacchia remains hitting fifth, with Garrett Jones sliding into the six spot.

The Braves will end the series with the same lineup as they posted Tuesday night.

Notes

-Can the Marlins get the sweep? Atlanta has given the Marlins fits in recent years, but a three game sweep would put them at 4-2 against the Braves early.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 2-0