After taking game one in convincing fashion against the defending champs, the Marlins look to continue their winning ways in the city by the bay in game two tonight. Locking horns in a pitcher's duel
to the death will be Tim Lincecum and Jarred Cosart.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Giants||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Lincecum has been good so far this season, particularly impressive in his last start against the Angels where he gave up only three hits on eight innings pitched. The Marlins have had his number lately, beating him in each of his last four starts. Whether his historic effectiveness (or lack thereof) comes into play against the current incarnation of the Fish remains to be seen.
Cosart was dealt a loss in his last outing, giving up three runs over five innings against the Phillies, but by and large he's pitched well this season and has been a victim of poor run support. If the Marlins offense continues it's upward trend, Cosart will begin to see more W's attached to his name.
|MIAMI MARLINS||SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Norichika Aoki - LF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Joe Panik - 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Angel Pagan - CF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Buster Posey - C|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Brandon Belt - 1B|
|Mike Morse - 1B||Justin Maxwell - RF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Brandon Crawford - SS|
|Donovan Solano - 2B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Jarred Cosart - RHP||Tim Lincecum - RHP|
Several changes to the normal line-up. Christian Yelich makes his official return to left field, sending Ichiro to the bench. Yelich will bat lead-off while Dee Gordon takes a breather to rest his legs after tweaking one of them late in last night's ball game. J.T. Realmuto will bat fifth today and Donovan Solano will get a start at 2nd, batting 9th.
-Martin Prado has reached base safely in sixteen straight contests.
-Casey McGehee will debut against his former squad tonight. McGehee was an unexpected spark last season for the Fish but has struggled so far in San Fransisco, batting .178 entering tonight's action.
-With a win tonight, the Marlins would reach .500. Will they do it? The answer is yes.
Bold Prediction: Marlins defeat Giants 5-2.