The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals face off again in this three-game series, but this time the pitching tables are turned on the Fish. Rather than facing a struggling Shelby Miller like last night, Miami gets the obviously-not-struggling Adam Wainwright. Meanwhile, Miami sends out Jarred Cosart, who will make his second Marlins start after missing a go-around in the rotation due to an oblique injury.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||CARDINALS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Last time out, Cosart was slammed in the sixth inning, allowing multiple baserunners before being pulled and eventually seeing those runners score. But he stayed in the strike zone and was looking good until that sixth inning, which bodes well for Marlins fans.
Seeing Adam Wainwright does not bode well for Marlins fans. He too is good at baseball, you guys.
|ST. LOUIS CARDINALS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Matt Carpenter - 3B||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Kolten Wong - 2B||Jordany Valdespin - CF|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Jhonny Peralta - SS||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Jon Jay - CF||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Oscar Taveras - RF||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Tony Cruz - C||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Mark Ellis - 1B||Donovan Solano - 2B|
|Adam Wainwright - RHP||Jarred Cosart - RHP|
Marcell Ozuna gets a night off as the Marlins send Jordany Valdespin to center field. Personally, my choice would have been Christian Yelich, but I don't write the lineups (sadly for Miami). The rest of the Fish remain the same, with Donovan Solano taking the second base spot and the bottom of the order while Enrique Hernandez languishes in Triple-A and Ed Lucas stupidly enough gets time in the majors. Seriously, Lucas is here and Hernandez is not. What the hey, front office?
- What can we expect from Cosart is his second Marlins start? If he can stay in the strike zone, it may be a good call to get those ground balls and depend on the Fish's infield to get him outs.
Bold Prediction: Cardinals def. Marlins 5-1