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Marlins Marlins vs. Baltimore Orioles Game 43 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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The Marlins start off a new home series against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Coming off a second straight series of getting swept, Miami is still looking for their first win of the current home stand. Tonight the Baltimore Orioles are facing the Marlins in the first of a three game interleague series. Starting on the mound will be Henderson Alvarez and Ubaldo Jimenez.

Pitching Matchup

3.87 3.59 6.23 Alvarez Jimenez 2.43 3.17 4.09

Henderson Alvarez pitched his first game since April 12th on Sunday against the Braves. He gave up six earned runs over five and a third innings in his third loss of the season. Earlier today it was reported that Alvarez has been playing with a partial UCL tear for the past few seasons.

Ubaldo Jimenez is 3-3 this season. In his last start Jimenez pitched for seven innings giving up two earned runs in a loss.

Today's Lineups

Manny Machado - 3B Dee Gordon - 2B
Jimmy Paredes - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Adam Jones - CF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Chris Davis - 1B Martin Prado - 3B
Travis Snider - LF Justin Bour - 1B
J.J. Hardy - SS J.T. Realmuto - C
Alejandro De Aza - RF Ichiro Suzuki - LF
Caleb Joseph - C Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP Henderson Alvarez - RHP

Christian Yelich has the night off with Ichiro taking his place in right field.

Game Notes

-Can Miami do any better against the American League than the National League?

-Is Alvarez's tear affecting his performance?

Bold Prediction: Marlins win 3-1