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Marlins vs. Reds: Game 70 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Justin Nicolino will make his debut tonight against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Coming off a 5-0 loss Friday night in Cincinnati the Fish will start Justin Nicolino in place of Tom Koehler. The lefty was recalled Saturday morning because of the lingering back and neck pain for Koehler. In the second game of this three game series Miami will face former Marlin, Anthony DeSclafani.

Pitching Matchup

PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS REDS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
-- 4.53 2.87 Nicolino DeSclafani 3.36 3.61 4.31

The twenty- three year old Nicolino has a 4-3 record this season with the Marlins' AAA affiliate the New Orleans Zephyrs. His ERA in the thirteen games he started is a respectable 2.87.

DeSclafani is 5-4 this season. In his last start against the Cubs he gave up one earned runs over 6.1 innings pitched.

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS CINCINNATI REDS
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 Brayan Pena - C
Justin Bour - 1B Marlon Byrd - LF
J.T. Realmuto - C Eugenio Suarez - SS
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Anthony DeSclafani - RHP
Justin Nicolino - LHP Billy Hamilton - CF

Game Notes:

-Last year with the Marlins DeSclafani had a record of 2-2.

-Miami has a record of 73- 102 all time against the Reds

Bold Prediction: Marlins win 7-5