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Miami Marlins vs. Baltimore Orioles: Game 44 Thread and Icthyomancy

Miami is looking to end their losing streak in game two of this series against the Orioles at home.

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In the second game of this interleague series, the Marlins are aiming to end this losing skid they find themselves trapped in. Since returning home, the Fish have yet to get into a groove, being outscored 42-23 since May 15. Miami is turning to veteran starting pitcher Dan Haren (4-2), who is opposing Mike Wright (1-0).

Pitching Matchup

4.32 4.44
3.47 Haren Wright 0.00 1.49


Dan Haren has been a valuable addition to the Marlins' starting rotation so far this season, although his starts have been plagued by lack of offensive assistance. In Haren's last start, he went eight strong innings, allowing two runs off of five hits, and striking out five against the Diamondbacks. Hitters have been hitting a mere .227 against Haren this season, one of the lowest numbers of his career. Miami is hoping for Haren to add to his streak of quality starts tonight against the O's.

The Orioles are turning to young starting pitcher Mike Wright for the start tonight. Since being called up earlier this month, Wright has started one game for the O's, a fantastic 7.1 inning performance. He allowed no runs off only four hits, fanning six Dodgers. He'll look to continue this dominance in his second big-league start.

Manny Machado - 3B Dee Gordon - 2B
Jimmy Paredes - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Adam Jones - CF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Chris Davis - 1B Martin Prado - 3B
Delmon Young - RF Justin Bour - 1B
J.J. Hardy - SS J.T. Realmuto - C
Travis Snider - LF Christian Yelich - LF
Caleb Joseph - C Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Mike Wright - RHP Dan Haren - RHP

Dan Jennings is playing all the starters tonight, hoping to muster out his first career victory as manager. Delmon Young is getting the start in right field for Baltimore.


-Can Justin Bour continue to be a major factor in the Marlins offense?

-Adam Jones is the Orioles' most historically productive hitter against Haren, going 5-for-11.

-Will Dan Jennings finally get to celebrate his first victory as manager?

Bold Prediction: Marlins figure out their problems, beat Orioles 5-3.