The Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants are going to tangle in the first of a three-game series coming out of the All-Star break. The Fish send out Captain EO, Nathan Eovaldi, in the first game of the set.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Giants||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
The Marlins are hoping for a second half improvement from Nathan Eovaldi, who has decent numbers but has falling strikeouts. Madison Bumgarner has been dominant for much of the last few seasons and appears to be on his way to the next step. Which pitcher will start taking that step tonight?
|SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Hunter Pence - RF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Joe Panik - 2B||Ed Lucas - 2B|
|Buster Posey - C||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Mike Morse - LF||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Brandon Belt - 1B||Jeff Baker - 1B|
|Brandon Crawford - SS||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Gregor Blanco - CF||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Madison Bumgarner - LHP||Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|
The Marlins throw out their lefty-platoon starting lineup, complete with the terrible Ed Lucas and Jeff Baker in place of Donovan Solano and Garrett Jones respectively. The Fish are hoping for second-half improvements from their roster, including the middle infield.
Bold Prediction: Giants def. Marlins 4-2