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Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds: Game 71 Thread and Ichthyomancy

Marlins will face the Reds with a series victory on the line on Father's Day.

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After exchanging five run victories, Miami and Cincinnati will face off on Father's Day in Cincinnati. The Fish will have righty David Phelps on the mound, while the Reds will turn to Michael Lorenzen. The Reds need all the help they can get, as they stand 13.5 games out of first in the NL Central. The Fish have been making up ground lately, only 6.5 games behind the surging Nationals.

Pitching Matchup
3.83 3.49 3.96 Phelps Lorenzen 3.70 5.85 5.15

Miami can breathe a sigh of relief, as they have officially avoided Johnny Cueto (who is most likely on the move soon) in this series in Cincinnati. They'll have to face Michael Lorenzen (2-2), a 23 year-old who has yet to win at home. He is coming off a great start at Comerica Park, where he shut down the powerful Tigers offense, allowing only two runs. Lorenzen will look to keep the Marlins off the scoreboard today.

David Phelps (4-3) wants to continue on his success streak. He's coming off winning two straight starts, a shutout against the Rockies and a two-run domination of the Yankees. He'll look to make it three wins in a row against the 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
Jeff Mathis - C Eugenio Suarez - SS
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Michael Lorenzen - RHP
David Phelps - RHP
Billy Hamilton - CF


-Can Phelps continue his dominance over opposing lineups?

-After exploding for three RBIs in yesterday's game, will Derek Dietrich keep producing in the absence of Martin Prado?

Bold Prediction: Marlins beat Reds, 5-2.