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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 102 Thread

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Miami goes for the series victory at home against Scherzer and the Nationals.

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Coming off a 7-2 defeat last night, the Marlins will be hosting Washington in a series finale today. Nationals' ace Max Scherzer will start, while Miami will turn to veteran Dan Haren, in what could possibly his last start as a Marlin.

Pitching Matchup
RECORD ERA FIP MARLINS NATIONALS FIP ERA RECORD
7-6 3.51 4.55 Haren Scherzer 2.35 2.33 10-8

As one of the best pitchers in the league, Max Scherzer's stuff is tough to hit. Miami's offense will have their hands full trying to score some runs off this guy.

Dan Haren may be pitching his last game as a Miami Marlin. Despite your opinion, Haren has been an unusually steady piece of the Marlins' pitching staff. He has produced a number of quality starts that could not turn into victories due to lack of run support. Look for him to come through with one last quality start to boost his trade value.

Lineups
WASHINGTON NATIONALS MIAMI MARLINS
Anthony Rendon - 2B Dee Gordon - 2B
Yunel Escobar - 3B Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Christian Yelich - CF
Clint Robinson - LF
Casey McGehee - 1B
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Martin Prado - 3B
Ian Desmond - SS Derek Dietrich - LF
Wil Ramos - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Michael Taylor - CF Jeff Mathis - C
Max Scherzer - RHP Dan Haren - RHP

Notes

-Dan Haren has a 2.83 ERA at Marlins Park this season.

-Despite Scherzer's recent dominance, Marlins hitters have experienced some success against him in recent years.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win series finale, 3-1.