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Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds: Game 109 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Miami Marlins fans are ready to see the debut of Jarred Cosart as he takes the mound for the Fish against Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds.

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The Miami Marlins get to watch the debut of Jarred Cosart, their latest acquisition in the multi-player trade deadline deal with the Houston Astros. The Fish send out Cosart against Cincinnati Reds starter Mat Latos in the second of a four-game series versus the Reds.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS REDS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.22 4.02 4.41 Cosart Latos 3.31 3.40 3.35

I for one am excited to see what Cosart has in store for us. The Fish acquired him to be a top name on their roster, but Miami has to be concerned about the warts in his game, along with the fact that Marlins Park only accentuates what he does best rather than make up for his deficiencies. Still, Cosart moves from the loaded American League to the easier National League, so there's that.

Latos has only made eight starts this year since returning from an early-season injury. He also isn't looking like the Mat Latos of strikeouts old. That's good news for a struggling Miami offense.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

CINCINNATI REDS MIAMI MARLINS
Billy Hamilton - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Jay Bruce - RF Jordany Valdespin - 2B
Todd Frazier - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Devin Mesoraco - C Casey McGehee - 3B
Ryan Ludwick - LF Garrett Jones - 1B
Skip Schumaker - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Kristopher Negron - 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Zack Cozart - SS Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Mat Latos - RHP Jarred Cosart - RHP

No debut of the other newest Marlin, Enrique Hernandez, who will be on the bench against the righty Latos. Jordany Valdespin, who has taken the majority of reps at second base the last few weeks, will take up the keystone again.

Notes

- Dan Jennings was demoted to make room for Hernandez and Cosart, but then he came right back thanks to the injury to Henderson Alvarez. More on that story here.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Reds 5-4