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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Game 90 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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In their first game back from the All-Star break, the Marlins will send out ace Jose Fernandez for his third start of the season, to face the Phillies on the road.

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So, the fun and games of All-Star week are over, and it is back to business for Miami and the rest of the MLB. We're back to baseball after what was probably the most exciting Home Run Derby ever and a memorable All-Star Game. Unfortunately, no Marlins participated in any of the actual events, as Giancarlo Stanton is still injured, and Dee Gordon had to sit out after injuring his thumb the last game before the break. Tonight is the start of an important series in Philadelphia against the Phillies, in order to get the team back on track for the second half of the season.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Phillies ERA FIP PROJ ERA
2.85 1.77 2.08 Fernandez Morgan 4.32 6.62 5.52

Adam Morgan (1-2) will be on the mound for the Phillies in his fourth start on the year. He won in his first start, but has dropped the last two since. He gave up a combined seven runs in those two losses against the Braves and Dodgers. Morgan's arsenal includes four pitches: a 89 MPH fastball, cutter, slider, and changeup. He uses his fastball a little bit under 60% of the time, while using his slider on 20% of his pitches.

Jose Fernandez (2-0) is back on the mound again for the Marlins. However, this will be his first appearance on the road. I expect nothing less than another quality start for Miami's ace.

Lineups
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
MIAMI MARLINS
Ben Revere - CF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Martin Prado - 2B
Maikel Franco - 3B Christian Yelich - LF
Ryan Howard - 1B
Casey McGehee - 3B
Cody Asche - LF
Justin Bour - 1B
Domonic Brown - RF
J.T. Realmuto - C
Freddy Galvis - SS Michael Morse - LF
Cameron Rupp - C
Cole Gillespie - RF
Adam Morgan - LHP Jose Fernandez - RHP

Notes

-Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run home run for Triple-A New Orleans in their last game.

-The Phillies are ten games behind the Marlins, who are eleven games behind the NL East leading Nationals.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win their first game back from the All-Star break, 7-2.