With a win last night, the Marlins knocked New York out of a tie for first in the AL East, and Miami themselves are still 7 games behind the Mets in the NL East. The Fish will look to start another winning streak tonight as they look for their fifth win in six days.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||YANKEES||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
|3.87 ||3.59 ||4.11||Phelps||Eovaldi||4.13||4.07||4.60 |
Does the name "Eovaldi" ring a bell for anyone else? It should, because last December, current Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was a Miami Marlin, until he was traded to New York for David Phelps. It should be interesting to see how these pitchers perform against each other tonight.
Phelps (3-3) is coming off his best outing of the season, eight scoreless innings against a top offense, the Rockies, on Thursday. He'll look to come through with yet another quality start.
Eovaldi (5-1) has found some success so far this season, and in his last start, he gave up only three runs through seven innings against Washington.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Brian McCann - C||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Garrett Jones - RF|| Marcell Ozuna - CF |
|Stephen Drew - 2B|| Justin Bour - 1B |
|Didi Gregorius - SS|| J.T. Realmuto - C |
|Mason Williams - CF|| Derek Dietrich - 3B |
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|| |
David Phelps - RHP
Martin Prado is still out of the lineup, but he is hopeful to return after this series.
-The attendance at last night's game was one of the highest of the season at 33,961. Can the Marlins beat that tonight?
-Yankees RF Garrett Jones is also returning to Miami, as he was traded from Miami to New York in the Eovaldi-Phelps trade.
Bold Prediction: Miami wins 3-1