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Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 80 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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Miami goes for the three game sweep as Jose Fernandez returns to the mound.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Fernandez is back and the Marlins have a chance to sweep the Giants with a victory on Thursday afternoon. Matt Cain will make his first start of 2015 for San Francisco.

Pitching Matchup

PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS GIANTS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
2.95 --- --- Fernandez Cain --- --- 3.71

Fernandez returns to the mound for his first major league start since season ending Tommy John surgery. He posted a 2.44 ERA and 2.18 FIP in 51.2 innings last season.

Matt Cain is also making his 2015 debut after posting a 4.18 ERA and 4.58 FIP over 90.1 innings last season.

Today's Lineups

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS MIAMI MARLINS
Gregor Blanco - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Joe Panik - 2B Christian Yelich - LF
Matt Duffy - 3B Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Buster Posey - 1B Justin Bour - 1B
Brandon Belt - LF Marcell Ozuna - CF
Brandon Crawford - SS Miguel Rojas - 3B
Andrew Susac - C Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Justin Maxwell - RF Jeff Mathis - C
Matt Cain - RHP Jose Fernandez - RHP

Notes

-How will Fernandez pitch? Expectations are high for his debut.

-Will Miami score against Cain? The Marlins have not had trouble scoring in first two games of the series.

Bold Prediction: Marlins top Giants 4-0