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Marlins at Phillies: Game 15 Thread and Icthyomancy

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The second of the three game series between the Marlins and the Phighting Phils.

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The Fish need a win in a bad way and will look to do so in game two of the three game road set at Citizens Bank Ballpark, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Here at Fish Stripes, there is speculation that the Marlins need to win the series in order for Mike Redmond to keep his job. Snagging a victory here today may just go a long way in doing that. Or, his fate may already be sealed. Who knows?! Jeffrey Loria. Jeffrey Loria knows.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS PHILLIES ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.05 4.11 4.76 Cosart Hamels 5.00 4.04 3.82

The ever dangerous Cole Hamels carries a tidy 3.17 ERA over 34 starts against the Marlins, but has been homer-prone in the early going, giving up seven bombs through his first three turns in 2015.

Jarred Cosart will be making his first ever start in Philly, hoping to improve upon his last outing where he gave up five runs and seven hits over the course of five plus innings against the New York Mets.


Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Dee Gordon - 2B Odubel Herrera - CF
Martin Prado - 3B Ben Revere - LF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Chase Utley - 2B
Mike Morse - 1B Carlos Ruiz - C
Marcell Ozuna - CF Cody Asche - 3B
J.T. Realmuto - C Ryan Howard - 1B
Ichiro Suzuki - LF Grady Sizemore - RF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
Jarred Cosart - RHP Cole Hamels - LHP

With Yelich sitting out, Prado slides up to the two hole while Ichiro! slots into LF hitting seventh.

Notes

-If the Fish lose today, is Redmond out?

-Dee Gordon has been on fire, one of the few bright spots in the Marlins line-up. He is presently on pace for a 2.4 WAR, 54 stolen base season.

-Nothing wrong with Cosart's velocity...he hit 94-95 MPH with regularity in his last start.

Bold Prediction: Marlins pound the Phillies to the tune of 8-2.