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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 136 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins and New York Mets go at it in a Labor Day early special to start off their three-game series. It will be Henderson Alvarez versus Zack Wheeler.

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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.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Mets ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.80 3.55 2.75 Alvarez Wheeler 3.44 3.57 3.60

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.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

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.

Notes

-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