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Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Game 40 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Tom Koehler gets the start for the Marlins in game two of the series.

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After falling to the Diamondbacks in extra innings on Monday night, the Marlins are seeking a victory in game two of the series. Tom Koehler will oppose Jeremy Hellickson on the mound.

Pitching Matchup

PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS D-BACKS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.44 4.86 4.29 Koehler Hellickson 5.92 4.65 4.60

Koehler was moved to the bullpen after Henderson Alvarez was activated from the disabled list, however was slotted back into the rotation when the club placed Jarred Cosart on the DL. He pitched three innings of scoreless relief in his last appearance.

Hellickson allowed four runs in 5.2 innings against the Nationals in the last start.

Today's Lineups

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS MIAMI MARLINS
Ender Inciarte - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Mark Trumbo - RF Martin Prado - 3B
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
David Peralta - LF Marcell Ozuna - CF
Yasmany Tomas - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C
Chris Owings - 2B Christian Yelich - LF
Tuffy Gosewisch - C Mike Morse - 1B
Nick Ahmed - SS Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Jeremy Hellickson - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP

Marcell Ozuna moves into the cleanup spot for the Marlins, with Michael Morse returning to the lineup and playing first base. The Marlins' offense has had difficulty with runners in scoring position on the current homestand.

Notes

-Can the Marlins bounce back? The club has dropped four in a row.

-Will Koehler turn in a quality start? He has thrived in his last few appearances.

Bold Prediction: Marlins top Diamondbacks 9-0