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Miami Marlins vs. Texas Rangers: Game 64 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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After dropping two of the three games to the Chicago Cubs, the Miami Marlins are back in action as they travel to Arlington to take on the Texas Rangers. Tom Koehler will be on the mound for the Marlins.

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After winning the final game of the three game set with the Chicago Cubs, the Miami Marlins are set to take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Tom Koehler will be on the mound for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Rangers ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.68 4.68 3.33 Koehler Lewis 5.77 4.12 4.64

Tom Koehler has proven to be a consistent option as Miami's fifth starter, and will look to get ahead of a solid Rangers team. In his last start against the Rays, Koehler went five innings and gave up three runs while walking and striking out four.

In his last outing against Baltimore, Colby Lewis went five innings and yielded five runs while walking two and striking out four.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS TEXAS RANGERS
C. Yelich - LF Michael Choice - LF
Ed Lucas - 2B Elvis Andrus - SS
G. Stanton - RF Shin-Soo Choo - DH
Casey McGehee - 3B Adrian Beltre - 3B
Garrett Jones - 1B Alex Rios - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Brad Snyder - 1B
Justin Bour - DH R. Chirinos - C
Jeff Mathis - C Leonys Martin - CF
A. Hechavarria - SS Rougned Odor - 2B
Tom Koehler - RHP Colby Lewis - RHP

Miami's offense was inconsistent in Chicago, but will look to get back on track against the Rangers. Ed Lucas will start at second base for the Marlins, with Justin Bour serving as Miami's DH in game one. Adeiny Hechavarria gives the Marlins speed out of the nine spot.

Notes

-Can the interleague success continue? Miami swept the Rays and Seattle Mariners and tends to play well against the American League.

-Will Koehler turn in a quality start? Although the bullpen is relatively rested following the off day Monday, the Marlins would prefer an extended outing from Koehler.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Rangers 6-1