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Miami Marlins vs. Washington National: Game 106 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will look to win the series with the visiting Washington Nationals in game two of the three game set on Tuesday night. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

Scott Cunningham

Coming off of their biggest victory of the season on Monday night in the form of a 7-6 walk off victory over the Nationals, the Miami Marlins will look to win the series in game two of the three game set on Tuesday night. Henderson Alvarez will oppose Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Nationals ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.75 3.36 2.62 Alvarez Strasburg 3.67 2.83 2.84

Henderson Alvarez is coming off of one of his better outings of the 2014 season, during which he went eight innings and allowed two runs against the Braves. Alvarez's last start against Washington came back in May, when he went five innings and didn't give up a run while striking out two.

Stephen Strasburg has had an inconsistent 2014 season for the first place Nationals. In his last start against Colorado, Strasburg went five and a third innings and allowed four runs while walking three and striking out five.

Strasburg hasn't pitched against the Marlins since the end of April, when he lasted just four innings and gave up six runs at Marlins Park.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

WASHINGTON NATIONALS MIAMI MARLINS
Denard Span - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Anthony Rendon - 3B Jordany Valdespin - 2B
Adam LaRoche - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Wilson Ramos - C Casey McGehee - 3B
Bryce Harper - LF Marcell Ozuna - CF
Ian Desmond - SS Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Danny Espinosa - 2B Jeff Baker - 1B
Nate McLouth - RF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Stephen Strasburg - RHP Henderson Alvarez - RHP

Jordany Vadespin gets the start at second base for the Marlins, with Jeff Baker getting the start at first base against Strasburg.

Runs came in bunches on both sides last night, and Alvarez and Strasburg will look to put an end to that.

Notes

-Can the Marlins gain ground? Miami took game one and will look to chip away at the Nationals' division lead.

-Anyone heading out to Marlins Park tonight? I'll be in section 5, courtsey of the #VoteHitsMcGehee promotion!

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 4-2