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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 56 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try and stop their rut against the Atlanta Braves, as the Fish look to avoid the sweep in their three-game series finale.

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Get out the broom breakers, because the Miami Marlins are looking to bust up a sweep.

The Fish will try and stay close to the division-leading Atlanta Braves as the two tangle in the series finale of their three-game set in Miami. The Marlins will turn to Nathan Eovaldi to solve their problems against the Braves' offense, while they counter with Aaron Harang.

Pitching Matchup
3.94 3.34 3.36 Eovaldi Harang 3.29 2.21 3.72

The Marlins will look to Eovaldi to be their "stopper" in the absence of Jose Fernandez as the Fish try to avoid this setback in the NL East. Eovaldi's last outing appeared to be a success until a two-run home run took him out of the game at just 6 1/3 innings pitched.

Aaron Harang has been one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball so far, given how dominant he has been relative to his performance over the last four seasons. Part of his success has been avoiding the home run, and Miami will look to punish him on that front today. The last time these two sides met, Harang gave up a homer and nine runs in just 4 2/3 innings. He also had a start in which he whiffed 11 Marlins in six innings.


Today's Lineups

Jason Heyward - RF C. Yelich - LF
B.J. Upton - CF Derek Dietrich - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B G. Stanton - RF
Evan Gattis - C Casey McGehee - 3B
Ryan Doumit - LF Garrett Jones - 1B
Chris Johnson - 3B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Tommy La Stella - 2B A. Hechavarria - SS
A. Simmons - SS Jeff Mathis - C
Aaron Harang - RHP Nathan Eovaldi - RHP

The Marlins will turn to their typical lineup minus Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. J.T. Realmuto was brought up to replace him on the roster, but it will be Jeff Mathis starting today.


- I'll be here for today's contest, who's joining me?

- How will the Marlins react to Harang? The Fish hung up nine runs on him the last time out, but the week prior to that, they hung up 11 strikeouts. Can some home cooking help Miami avoid the sweep?

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 4-2