Coming off of their second walkoff victory of the homestand, the Miami Marlins will look to win game two of the three game series against the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Henderson Alvarez will be on the mound for the Marlins.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Mets||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Henderson Alvarez didn't fare incredibly well in his last start against the Braves, but will need to do so in order to succeed against a Mets lineup that can score runs consistently. In six innings against Atlanta, Alvarez gave up four runs and walked two while striking out four.
Veteran right hander Bartolo Colon will be on the mound for the Mets. Colon struggled in his last start against the Rockies, giving up seven runs in just four and two third innings pitched.
|NEW YORK METS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Juan Lagares - CF||C. Yelich - LF|
|Daniel Murphy - 2B||Derek Dietrich - 2B|
|David Wright - 3B||G. Stanton - RF|
|C. Granderson - RF||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Chris Young - LF||J. Saltalamacchia - C|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Travis d'Arnaud - C||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Ruben Tejada - SS||A. Hechavarria - SS|
|Bartolo Colon - RHP||H. Alvarez - RHP|
Miami's ability to keep games close has led to the success on the current homestand. Derek Dietrich is back at second base, and Marcell Ozuna is back starting in center field. Garrett Jones also returns to the lineup after getting Monday night off.
Bobby Abreu gets the night off for the Mets.
-How will Alvarez pitch? Henderson Alvarez's ability to throw strikes consistently has been questioned early, and after a rocky start against the Braves, a quality outing would save the bullpen a few innings.
-Will Miami need late offense? The Marlins have walked off twice on the current homestand, and have rallied when necessary.
Bold Prediction: Mets def. Marlins 8-4