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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Game 158 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Following a 2-0 win in game one, the Miami Marlins will look to take the three game series with the Phillies on Wednesday night. Brad Hand will oppose Kyle Kendrick on the mound.

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Miami snapped a four game losing streak with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night, and will look to win the three game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Brad Hand will oppose Kyle Kendrick on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Phillies ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.44 4.19 4.59 Hand Kendrick 4.73 4.63 4.50

Brad Hand struggled in his last outing against the Nationals, during which he allowed six runs and struck out four in five innings. He pitched six innings and allowed two runs in his last start against the Phillies.

Kyle Kendrick has pitched well against the Marlins in his career, and he allowed one run in six and a third innings in his last start against Miami. Kendrick allowed three runs over five innings in his last start against the Padres.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS
Ben Revere - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Maikel Franco - 3B Donovan Solano - 2B
Chase Utley - 2B Casey McGehee - 3B
Ryan Howard - 1B Justin Bour - 1B
Marlon Byrd - RF Garrett Jones - RF
Darin Ruf - LF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Wil Nieves - C Enrique Hernandez - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C
Kyle Kendrick - RHP Brad Hand - LHP

Offensive production was limited in game one, and the Marlins have had difficulty scoring against Kendrick in the past. Justin Bour gets the start at first base, with Garrett Jones sliding into right field. Enrique Hernandez will start in center, and Jeff Mathis will give Jarrod Saltalamacchia a night off behind the plate.

Notes

-Can Hand pitch well? Hand will likely be competing for a rotation spot heading into 2015.

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