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Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Game 88 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins are looking for the series win today against the St. Louis Cardinals, with Henderson Alvarez on the mound versus new Cardinals potential ace Marco Gonzales.

Marc Serota

The Miami Marlins are going for the series win today after a thrilling comeback against the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday afternoon. The Fish get the Cardinals again today, and they do so with their best starter on the mound in Henderson Alvarez. Alvarez will face off against the latest in a long line of Cardinals pitching prospects, Marco Gonzales.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS CARDINALS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.67 3.05 2.33 Alvarez Gonzales 9.64 6.75 ---

Marco Gonzales is having a hard time in the majors, more so than the recently-demoted Andrew Heaney certainly did. Meanwhile, Alvarez has not had any shutouts recently, so he's due! Otherwise, he has been as good as advertised and maintains the National League's third-best ERA thus far this season.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
C. Yelich - LF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Ed Lucas - 2B Matt Holliday - LF
G. Stanton - RF Matt Adams - 1B
Casey McGehee - 3B Allen Craig - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Yadier Molina - C
Jeff Baker - 1B Oscar Taveras - CF
J. Saltalamacchia - C Kolten Wong - 2B
A. Hechavarria - SS Daniel Descalso - SS
H. Alvarez - RHP Marco Gonzales - LHP

Miami is going with almost their full force lineup against the lefty Gonzales. Derek Dietrich and Garrett Jones are on the bench versus the lefty, but Saltalamacchia is in the lineup after a day off yesterday.

Notes

- After a long delay, I will once again get our Ichthyomancy standings updated. Apologies everyone, work has gotten in the way of that, but I'll get on top of it today. If you're not sure what Ichthyomancy is, click here and start playing today!

- I'll be in for today's contest! A triumphant return after a week missing due to work schedules.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Cardinals 4-2