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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Game 148 Thread and Ichthyomancy

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Miami Marlins will look to take game three of the three game set with Philadelphia. Tom Koehler will oppose David Buchanan on the mound.

Mike McGinnis

After falling to the Phillies in the first two games of the three game series, the Miami Marlins will look to take the final game on Sunday afternoon. Tom Koehler will oppose David Buchanan on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
4.28 3.89 3.74 Koehler Buchanan 3.90 4.35 4.69

Tom Koehler is coming off of a five inning outing against Milwaukee, during which he allowed two runs while walking and striking out three. In his last start against the Phillies, Koehler pitched six shutout innings while striking out seven.

David Buchanan tossed six innings in his last start against Pittsburgh, allowing three runs (two earned) while walking three and striking out five. Buchanan last pitched against the Marlins in June, allowing two runs in five innings.


Today's Lineups

Christian Yelich - LF Ben Revere - CF
Reed Johnson - RF Maikel Franco - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Chase Utley - 2B
Marcell Ozuna - CF Ryan Howard - 1B
Garrett Jones - 1B Grady Sizemore - RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Domonic Brown - LF
Enrique Hernandez - 2B Carlos Ruiz - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
Tom Koehler - RHP David Buchanan - RHP

Reed Johnson will bat second and play right field for the Marlins, who have had difficulty scoring runs in the series. Marcell Ozuna remains in the cleanup spot, with Enrique Hernandez getting the start at second base and batting seventh.

Grady Sizemore gets the start in right field for the Phillies, with Domonic Brown in left and Carlos Ruiz back behind the plate.


-Can Miami take the final games? The Marlins have struggled to put any kind of rally together after losing Giancarlo Stanton.

-Can the Marlins score early? Runs in the series have been hard to come by.

Bold Prediction: Phillies def. Marlins 4-1