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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 98 Thread and Icththyomancy

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Tom Koehler will try and get the Miami Marlins closer in the division race as they face the Atlanta Braves in the first of a three-game set.

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The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves face off in the first of a three-game set with a chance to close the division race. The NL East is far away from the Fish, so Miami will work to pick up a few wins in this series.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Braves ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.44 4.12 3.99 Koehler Teheran 2.71 3.50 3.47

Koehler has had a few better starts as of late, while Teheran was an All-Star who had a few bad starts heading into the All-Star break. The two will clash, and the Marlins offense will try and improve on their last time facing Teheran. Last time against Miami, Teheran went 7 1/3 innings and gave up two runs with five strikeouts and two walks.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS ATLANTA BRAVES
Christian Yelich - LF B.J. Upton - CF
Jordany Valdespin - 2B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Casey McGehee - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Garrett Jones - 1B Jason Heyward - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Evan Gattis - C
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Chris Johnson - 3B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS
Tom Koehler - RHP Julio Teheran - RHP

The Marlins have found a lineup that they like for the foreseeable future, while their second basemen recover from injury. Hopefully this group has what it takes to beat the Braves.

Bold Prediction: Braves def. Marlins 5-3