The Miami Marlins will try again against the Atlanta Braves in the second series against the surprisingly undefeated rebuilding Braves this year. Last time out, the Fish were swept in ugly fashion by the Atlanta club, and now the team visits Turner Field for a three-game set.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Braves||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Well, let's try and forget that first start for Mat Latos. Latos's struggles were very apparent in his two-thirds of an inning, and both he and the Marlins are hoping that was just a blip on the radar rather than the norm. The lack of velocity was not surprising, but it was still disappointing to see. Let's see if he experiences any sort of rebound, at least in his command of his pitches.
Miller had a good start against the Fish last time out, as he went five innings and gave up no runs with four strikeouts and two walks. The Fish are looking for a better offensive performance than that.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Eric Young Jr. - LF|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Alberto Callaspo - 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Mike Morse - 1B||Chris Johnson - 3B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Christian Bethancourt - C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Mat Latos - RHP||Shelby Miller - RHP|
Look, I cannot explain why Mike Redmond is batting Martin Prado cleanup against the righty Miller when both Michael Morse and Marcell Ozuna are also right-handed hitters who are available and have more power. The lineup shift seems unnecessary, but it is likely due to Redmond trying to find a combination that "clicks" offensively.
- I will probably not be around tonight, as I will be at work unfortunately. Keep the seat busy Fish Stripers!
- Make sure you drop your Ichthyomancy picks either in the last Heroes and Zeroes thread or in here.
- Will Miami score something resembling runs tonight? It is a difficult challenge, but let's see if the Fish can manage on the road after a rough homestand.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 5-4