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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 160 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Marlins dropped game one of the double header but will look to take game two on Friday night. Andrew Heaney will make his final start of 2014.

Eliot J. Schechter

After being shut out in the first game of the double header, the Miami Marlins will look to take the nightcap. Andrew Heaney will oppose Taylor Hill on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Nationals ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.46 5.30 5.33 Heaney Hill 4.15 4.05 4.81

Editor's Note: I confused the game threads and placed Heaney's information, instead of Jarred Cosart's, in the game one slot. I apologize for any inconvenience. -SG

Miami chose to give Heaney one final start heading into the offseason. He struggled when he placed in the rotation earlier in the year, but has pitched four and two third innings of scoreless relief between his last two appearances. In his last appearance, Heaney tossed three scoreless innings against the Nationals.

Taylor Hill is making his first major league start after seeing time in relief in a pair of games in June.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Christian Yelich - CF Michael Taylor - CF
Donovan Solano - 2B Kevin Frandsen - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Jayson Werth - RF
Garrett Jones - RF Wilson Ramos - C
Reed Johnson - LF Tyler Moore - 1B
Justin Bour - 1B Steve Souza - LF
J.T. Realmuto - C Danny Espinosa - SS
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Jeff Kobernus - 2B
Andrew Heaney - LHP Taylor Hill - RHP

Christian Yelich and Donovan Solano both return to the lineup for game two, and Garrett Jones is back in right field for the Marlins. J.T. Realmuto gets the start behind the plate, and Reed Johnson gets the start in left. Justin Bour remains at first base with Hechavarria batting eighth.

Notes

-Can Miami take the second games? The Marlins had difficulty offensively in game one.

-Will Heaney pitch well? Heading into the offseason, Heaney is reportedly confident he can win a rotation spot in 2015.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Nationals 4-2