|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Mets||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
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.
|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.
-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