The Marlins head into Citi Field fresh off of a road series victory over the Atlanta Braves, looking to maintain any momentum derived from their modest two game winning streak. Opposing them will be the New York Mets. The Mets are 6-3 thus far in the young season, coming off of a three game sweep of the projected doormat Philadelphia Phillies.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||METS||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Zach Wheeler's unfortunate elbow trouble and subsequent Tommy John surgery opened a rotation spot up with the Mets for Dillon Gee. Gee has had stretches of solid performance mixed in with stretches of injury over the past couple of seasons and provides a serviceable back of the rotation starter for New York. He gave up four runs over five innings in his first start, that coming against the Atlanta Braves who we've grown quite familiar with in the early going.
Starting for the Fish today and hoping for more run support in this go-round will be Jarred Cosart. In his first start he gave up one run over six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays but ended up being the tough luck loser as the Marlins were blanked that game 2-0.
|MIAMI MARLINS||NEW YORK METS|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Travis d'Arnaud - C|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Michael Cuddyer - LF|
|Mike Morse - 1B||Daniel Murphy - 2B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Eric Campbell - 3B|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Juan Lagares - CF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Wilmer Flores - SS|
|Jarred Cosart - RHP||Dillon Gee - RHP|
J.T. Realmuto in again at catcher and batting 8th. Christian Yelich also back into the line-up after sitting out due to lower back pain.
-The Mets hold a 185-172 advantage over the Marlins over the course of their combined history. The Marlins went 8-11 against them last season.
-Will Cosart tame the Mets' line-up? I say yes.
Bold Prediction: Marlins defeat Mets 4-2.