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Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds: Game 115 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back from a series loss to the Pirates as they head to Cincinnati to take on the Reds in a three game weekend series. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Mike Leake on the mound.

Rob Foldy

After dropping consecutive series, the Miami Marlins head to Cincinnati to take on the Reds in a three game weekend series. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Mike Leake in game one.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Reds ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.86 3.51 4.22 Eovaldi Leake 3.46 3.68 3.83

Eovaldi's fastball velocity and strikeout rate have flucuated to this point, but Eovaldi pitched well in his last start against the Reds. In seven innings, he allowed just one run while walking two and striking out six.

Mike Leake gets the start for the Reds, who took three of four from the Cleveland Indians earlier in the week. Against Miami at Marlins Park, Leake went six innings and allowed one run while walking four and striking out five.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS CINCINNATI REDS
Christian Yelich - LF Billy Hamilton - CF
Jordany Valdespin - 2B Jay Bruce - RF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Todd Frazier - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Devin Mesoraco - C
Garrett Jones - 1B Brayan Pena - 1B
Marcell Ozuna - CF Skip Schumaker - LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Kristopher Negron - 2B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Zack Cozart - SS
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Mike Leake - RHP

Jordany Valdespin hits second and will start at second base, with Casey McGehee returning to the lineup after a night off. Jarrod Saltalamacchia bats seventh and will catch Eovaldi.

Cincinnati can get on the board quickly, leaving Eovaldi with little margin for error. Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, and Todd Frazier all had solid swings against the Marlins.

Notes

-Can Miami bounce back? After taking two of three from the Nationals, Miami has dropped consecutive series to the Reds and PIrates, respectively.

-Will Eovaldi pitch well again? Eovaldi has had an inconsistent season but was solid against the Reds his last time out.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Reds 7-5