Coming off of a series victory over the Washington Nationals, the Miami Marlins are back in action as they take on the Reds in game one of the four game series on Thursday night. Tom Koehler gets the start for the Marlins.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Reds||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Tom Koehler is coming off of a solid start against the Houston Astros, during which he went five innings and allowed three runs while striking out two.
Johnny Cueto was dominant in his last start against the Nationals, pitching seven innings and not allowing a run while walking three and striking out nine.
|CINCINNATI REDS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Billy Hamilton - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Kristopher Negron - 2B||Jordany Valdespin - 2B|
|Todd Frazier - 3B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Ryan Ludwick - LF||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Brayan Pena - C||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Chris Heisey - RF||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Jack Hannahan - 1B||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Zack Cozart - SS||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Johnny Cueto - RHP||Tom Koehler - RHP|
Jordany Valdespin remains at second base, with Jeff Mathis getting the start for the Marlins behind the plate.
The Marlins' offense was solid in the Washington series, even with the struggles of Casey McGehee and Giancarlo Stanton.
-Can Koehler turn in a quality start? Another extended start would give the bullpen necessary rest.
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Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Reds 11-4