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Miami Marlins vs. Houston Astros: Game 102 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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After taking three of four from the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins are back in action as they head to Houston for a three game series with the Astros. Brad Hand will be on the mound for the Marlins.

Marc Serota

Coming off of a series victory over the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins head to Houston for an interleague matchup with the Astros. Brad Hand will oppose Dallas Keuchel in the first game of the series on Friday night.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Astros ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.57 4.31 4.86 Hand Keuchel 3.29 3.14 4.59

Brad Hand is coming off of a nice outing, during which he went seven innings and allowed two runs while walking one and striking out four against the Giants. Hand will look to continue to prove he belongs in the rotation.

Dallas Keuchel will get the start for the Astros, coming off of a start during which he went five innings and gave up four runs (three earned) while walking two and striking out five.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS HOUSTON ASTROS
Christian Yelich - LF Jose Altuve - 2B
Donovan Solano - 2B Enrique Hernandez - CF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Chris Carter - DH
Casey McGehee - 3B Matt Dominguez - 3B
Jeff Baker - 1B Jesus Guzman - 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - DH Jason Castro - C
Marcell Ozuna - CF Robbie Grossman - RF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS L.J. Hoes - LF
Jeff Mathis - C Gregorio Petit - SS
Brad Hand - LHP Dallas Keuchel - LHP
Notes

-Can Hand turn in a quality start? Hand will look to follow a strong eight inning performance from Henderson Alvarez on Thursday night.

-How will Miami's offense respond? The Marlins didn't score a ton in Atlanta, but have had some offensive succees in Houston.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cardinals 5-3