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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves: Game 101 Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back in the final game of the four game series with the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Aaron Harang on the mound.

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Coming off of a 6-1 loss to Atlanta on Wednesdyay night, the Miami Marlins will look to bounce back in game four of the set on Thursday. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Aaron Harang on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Braves ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.73 3.32 2.64 Alvarez Harang 3.36 3.55 3.99

Henderson Alvarez pitched two and two third innings against the Giants before getting struck by a line drive in his last start. He is repotedly healthy, and pitched six innings and allowed four runs in his last start against the Braves.

Aaron Harang pitched six shutout innings while walking three and striking out four in his last start against the Phillies. In his last start against Miami, Harang allowed two runs in six and two third innings.

Lineups

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 Ramiro Pena - SS
Henderson Alvarez - RHP Aaron Harang - RHP

Jordany Valdespin returns to second base for the Marlins, with Adeiny Hechavarria being slotted into the eight spot.

Evan Gattis returns behind the plate for Atlanta, with Ramiro Pena getting the nod behind the plate.

Notes

-How will Alvarez respond? After being injured, Miami's most consistent pitcher will look to pitch well against a deep Atlanta lineup.

-Can Miami's offense score early? Harang is having a solid year, and the Marlins scored just once on Wednesday.