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Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 79 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Marlins go for two in a row against the defending champs at home.

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A win last night boosted morale for the Marlins, but there's still much work to be done for this season to be salvaged. After dropping four straight series, and playing without their star Giancarlo Stanton, Miami is hoping for a major rebound series victory against the Giants, which can be secured tonight. The Fish have only won two out of seven games in this current home stand, and with Jose Fernandez (#JoseDay) coming back Thursday, Miami can look to turn things around.

Pitching Matchup
4.33 4.24 3.38 Haren Heston 3.73 3.66 3.60

As of late, Chris Heston (8-5) has been a stud for the Giants, and he is one of the top guys on San Francisco's rotation right now. The rookie threw a no-hitter June 9, and in his last two starts (both wins) he has allowed only five runs. He throws a nasty sinker, accompanied by a changeup and curveball.

Dan Haren (6-5) has dropped three starts in a row, but now is his time to recover, as he has enjoyed success against the Giants this season, winning his only start against them. The veteran is looking to produce a quality start and maybe up his trade value for the front office.

Today's Lineups

Angel Pagan - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Joe Panik - 2B Christian Yelich - LF
Matt Duffy - 3B Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Buster Posey - C Justin Bour - 1B
Brandon Belt - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C
Brandon Crawford - SS Derek Dietrich - 3B
Gregor Blanco - LF Marcell Ozuna - CF
Justin Maxwell - RF Cole Gillespie - RF
Chris Heston - RHP Dan Haren - RHP

Cole Gillespie gets the start over Ichiro in right, in place of Stanton. Adeiny Hechavarria gets slotted in the 3 hole once again, after going 2-4 in the spot yesterday.


-Dee Gordon and Chris Heston were roommates in junior college, so it should be interesting to see how they fare against one another

-Dee Gordon hit an inside-the-park home run last night, his first homer on the year, and the first inside-the-parker in Marlins Park history! Check it out here.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win, 4-2.