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Marlins vs. Reds: Game 69 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Marlins look to rebound from two straight losses in New York by grabbing their 30th win of the year and the first game of a weekend series in Cincinnati.

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Hopes were up in Miami after the Marlins pounded the Yankees en route to a 12-2 win on Tuesday night. The Fish had won two in a row against a legit Yankee team and five out of six overall. Then the road happened. While it is normal to have a better home record than road, the Marlins have especially emphasized that in the month of June, where they are 7-2 at home but only 2-6 on the road. Now, they begin a three game series with the Reds in Cincinnati.

Pitching Matchup:

Road HR's Allowed Road ERA Marlins Reds Home ERA Home HR's Allowed
8 4.23 Dan Haren Mike Leake 6.23 8

Much like his team, Dan Haren (6-3, 3.22 ERA) also struggles on the road. The long ball has killed him on the road, especially against lefties, who have hit six homers in only 19.1 innings against Haren. The same cannot be said for Reds starter Mike Leake (3-4, 4.35 ERA), who struggles mightily at home, possessing a home ERA more than three points higher than his road ERA in 2015. Look for a high scoring game tonight.

Today's Lineups

Dee Gordon - 2B Brandon Phillips - 2B
Derek Dietrich - 3B Joey Votto - 1B
Christian Yelich - LF Todd Frazier - 3B
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Jay Bruce - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Marlon Byrd - LF
Justin Bour - 1B Eugenio Suarez - SS
J.T. Realmuto - C Tucker Barnhart - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Mike Leake - RHP
Dan Haren - RHP Billy Hamilton - CF

Bryan Price is doing something a bit interesting with his lineup by batting Votto second. He's batting Hamilton last, like he does for most games. No big changes for the Marlins aside from another Derek Dietrich appearance.


- Cincinnati has the reputation of being a home run hotbed, something Giancarlo Stanton can get used to, not just this series but maybe in Mid-July too..?

- Batters are hitting .318 off of Mike Leake in Great American Ballpark

Bold Prediction: Marlins win 8-7