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.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Braves||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
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.
|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