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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 51 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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David Phelps will oppose Bartolo Colon on the mound as the Marlins aim for the series sweep.

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After taking the first two games of the series, the Marlins can earn a sweep of the Mets with a victory on Sunday afternoon. David Phelps will oppose Bartolo Colon on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS METS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.81 3.23 3.56 Phelps Colon 4.82 3.77 4.14

Phelps had success since being slotted into the Marlins' rotation and is coming off of a six inning outing against the Pirates. He allowed four runs while walking a pair and striking out four in six frames against Pittsburgh. Phelps allowed two runs over six innings in his last start against the Mets.

Colon's last start was a quality outing against the Phillies during which he allowed three runs and struck out six over six innings of work. He allowed four runs in 6.2 innings in his last start against the Marlins.

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS NEW YORK METS
Dee Gordon - 2B Curtis Granderson - RF
Martin Prado - 3B Ruben Tejada - 3B
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Lucas Duda - 1B
Justin Bour - 1B Daniel Murphy - 2B
Ichiro Suzuki - CF Wilmer Flores - SS
Donovan Solano - SS John Mayberry - LF
Christian Yelich - LF Juan Lagares - CF
David Phelps - RHP Anthony Recker - C
Jhonatan Solano - C Bartolo Colon - RHP

Marcell Ozuna gets the day off and Ichiro Suzuki takes his place in center field. Donovan Solano also holds down shortstop as Adeiny Hechavarria recovers from his minor injury. Finally, David Phelps is batting eighth, which is not a bad idea at all!

Notes

-Can Phelps turn in a quality start? Miami's starters have had some success in the first two games of the series.

-Will the Marlins get and hold onto a lead? The club let the Mets remain in the game Saturday night.

Bold Prediction: Marlins top Mets 8-0