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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 32 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins finish up their three-series home stand with a three-game set against the New York Mets. The Fish send the wildly successful Nathan Eovaldi versus Jon Niese.

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Marlins and New York Mets will tangle again in the final three-game series of the home stand. The Fish will send out Nathan Eovaldi to the mound again, as Captain EO will look to continue his run of success against the equally surprising Jon Niese of the Mets.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Mets ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.82 2.19 2.58 Eovaldi Niese 2.20 3.59 3.86

The two pitchers on the mound tonight are having surprising seasons to start the year. The difference is that there seem to be real changes in Eovaldi's game so far in 2014, while Niese appears to be the same guy he has been since he started his career in New York. Both are good pitchers at likely around similar levels, making for a strong matchup.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK METS MIAMI MARLINS
Eric Young Jr. - LF C. Yelich - CF
Daniel Murphy - 2B Ed Lucas - 2B
David Wright - 3B G. Stanton - RF
C. Granderson - CF Casey McGehee - 3B
Bobby Abreu - RF J. Saltalamacchia - C
Lucas Duda - 1B Jeff Baker - 1B
Travis d'Arnaud - C Reed Johnson - LF
O. Quintanilla - SS A. Hechavarria - SS
Jon Niese - LHP Nathan Eovaldi - RHP

The Marlins give Derek Dietrich, Garrett Jones, and Marcell Ozuna rests and start Ed Lucas, Jeff Baker, and Reed Johnson in their steads. Jones sitting against the lefty is a nice look for Miami, while Ozuna gets a deserved break from the action after starting almost all season.

Bobby Abreu somehow is still starting on a Major League team in 2014. Amazing.

Notes

- I'll be joining in for tonight's contest, who's with me?

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 4-2