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Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs: Game 53 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Brad Hand will make his second start of the season for the Marlins.

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After falling 5-1 in the first game of the series, the Marlins will look to bounce back in game two of the three game set against the Cubs. Brad Hand will take the mound for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup

PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Cubs ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.19 2.31 4.50 Hand Hendricks 3.76 3.63 3.63

Hand will take the mound for his first career start against the Cubs and his second of the 2015 campaign. He tossed five shutout innings against the Pirates in his last outing.

Hendricks is coming off of a seven inning outing against the Nationals during which he allowed one run while striking out four.

Today's Lineups

CHICAGO CUBS MIAMI MARLINS
Dexter Fowler - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Kris Bryant - LF Martin Prado - 3B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Junior Lake - RF Justin Bour - 1B
Starlin Castro - SS Marcell Ozuna - CF
Addison Russell - 2B Christian Yelich - LF
David Ross - C J.T. Realmuto - C
Kyle Hendricks - RHP Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Jonathan Herrera - 3B Brad Hand - LHP

Justin Bour gets the start in the cleanup spot with Realmuto behind the plate. Adeiny Hechavarria returns to the lineup after sitting out the last few days.

Notes

-Can Hand turn in a quality start?

-Miami promoted Kendrys Flores after optiong Steve Cishek.

Bold Prediction: Marlins top Cubs 8-6