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Miami Marlins vs. Houston Astros: Game 104 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins will send Jacob Turner to the mound in search of the sweep of the Houston Astros.

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Break out the brooms, because the Miami Marlins are looking for the sweep!

The Fish have a chance to sweep the Houston Astros and close within two games of .500 with a win today in Minute Maid Park. Standing in their way are an impressively rejuvenated Collin McHugh and the performance of Jacob Turner.

Pitching Matchup
4.26 3.94 6.03 Turner McHugh 3.28 3.53 4.94

The Marlins are hoping Jacob Turner has turned a new leaf. He quietly had a strong set of relief appearances out of the pen over the course of the season, but circumstances forced his return to the starting rotation. In his first start back, he went five innings and struck out four while walking two. He also gave up a home run in typical Turner fashion, but not a bad opening act for his return to the rotation.

Collin McHugh looks nothing like the guy from the Mets a few seasons ago. He's striking out tons of hitters and doing an excellent job through 14 starts so far.


Today's Lineups

Christian Yelich - LF Jose Altuve - 2B
Jordany Valdespin - RF Marwin Gonzalez - SS
Giancarlo Stanton - DH Chris Carter - LF
Casey McGehee - 3B Jason Castro - DH
Garrett Jones - 1B Matt Dominguez - 3B
Marcell Ozuna - CF Jonathan Singleton - 1B
Donovan Solano - 2B Carlos Corporan - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Marc Krauss - RF
Jeff Mathis - C Enrique Hernandez - CF
Jacob Turner - RHP Collin McHugh - RHP

The Marlins opted for Donovan Solano to get the extra starting spot, shifting Jordany Valdespin to right field annd Giancarlo Stanton to the DH spot. Not a bad idea to give Stanton some rest. Jeff Mathis takes the start at catcher on the day after the night game; it's his second start of the series.


- I'll be here today, so join me for the sweep!

- Can Miami use last night's offensive momentum to break out of their miserable rut? Offensively, Miami has been squeaking past opponents instead of posting decisive wins, so last night was a relief.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Astros 5-3