The Miami Marlins are set to face off against the New York Mets in the first of a three-game set that start with an early Labor Day special. Henderson Alvarez will take the bump for Miami opposite notorious Marlins killer Zack Wheeler.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Mets||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
The Marlins will ask Alvarez to recover from his slump in order to help Miami break theirs. Alvarez's last start was an ugly one, as he gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Facing him will be Wheeler, who has dominated the Marlins twice this season.
|NEW YORK METS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Juan Lagares - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Curtis Granderson - RF||Donovan Solano - 2B|
|David Wright - 3B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Travis d'Arnaud - C||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Matt den Dekker - LF||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Dilson Herrera - 2B||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Wilmer Flores - SS||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Zack Wheeler - RHP||Henderson Alvarez - RHP|
Miami will go with its usual right-handed pitcher lineup against Wheeler. Donovan Solano's hot bat remains at second base, with Garrett Jones back at first and Jarrod Saltalamacchia back behind the plate.
Juan Lagares is New York's leadoff man, with Lucas Duda hitting cleanup and Wilmer Flores at shortstop.
-Can Miami bounce back? Coming off of a 3-6 road trip, the Marlins are looking to put together a winning streak.
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Bold Prediction: Mets def. Marlins 4-0