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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 153 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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One night after the Miami Marlins were drubbed by the Washington Nationals, the Fish try again tonight at Marlins Park. The Fish will try Tom Koehler on the mound against Doug Fister.

Mike McGinnis

The Miami Marlins got beat down last night, but they're looking for revenge against the NL East champion Washington Nationals. The Nats are looking to take the second of this four-game series and will have Doug Fister on the mound, while Miami counters with the eminently decent Tom Koehler.

Pitching Matchup
ProJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS NATIONALS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.26 3.86 3.71 Koehler Fister 2.55 4.00 3.56

Doug Fister is pitching in a strange fashion this season after starting the year on the DL with an arm injury. So far, it has worked to the tune of a 2.55 ERA, but his 4.00 FIP shows that he hasn't been as good as his old self, at least by pitching-independent measures. Meanwhile, Tom Koehler simply is Tom Koehler, a decent back-end starter, nothing more or less. And that, by no means, is bad.

Lineup

Today's Lineups

WASHINGTON NATIONALS MIAMI MARLINS
Denard Span - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Anthony Rendon - 3B Enrique Hernandez - 2B
Jayson Werth - RF Casey McGehee - 3B
Adam LaRoche - 1B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Ian Desmond - SS Justin Bour - 1B
Bryce Harper - LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Wilson Ramos - C Garrett Jones - RF
Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Doug Fister - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP

Justin Bour and Enrique Hernandez get the starts in another day to see the youngsters play in Miami. Good for the Fish to try some of these players out at positions of need.

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 4-3