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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 137 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Miami Marlins will look to win the series with the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Brad Penny will oppose Jon Niese on the mound.

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Following a 9-6 victory in game one of the series, the Miami Marlins will look to win the series in game two with the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Brad Penny will oppose Jon Niese on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Mets ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.73 5.08 5.40 Penny Wheeler 3.48 3.84 3.88

Brad Hand struggled to keep his rotation spot, and Manager Mike Redmond decided to slot Penny into the rotation. In his last start, Penny went five innings and allowed four runs against the Diamondbacks. Penny last tossed a scoreless inning of relief against the Braves over the weekend.

Jon Niese went seven and a third innings while allowing three runs and striking out five in his last start against Atlanta. He pitched six innings and allowed three runs in his last start against the Marlins.

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 Marcell Ozuna - CF
Matt den Dekker - LF Jeff Baker - 1B
Dilson Herrera - 2B Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Wilmer Flores - SS Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Jon Niese - LHP Brad Penny - RHP

Facing the lefty Niese, Jeff Baker gets the start at first base, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate and Adeiny Hechavarria batting eighth. Offense wasn't an issue for the Marlins on Monday, however Niese can be the left-handed pitcher that gives the Marlins trouble.

New York will use the same game one lineup against the right-handed Penny.

Notes

-Can Miami win the series? After a losing road trip, the Marlins are looking to remain competitive in September.

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Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 4-2