It's the second-last game of the season this afternoon, and the Fish are facing a familiar foe.
|Team||Pitcher||ERA||FIP||Zips Projected ERA|
|MIA||Wei-Yin Chen||5.04||4.50||3.70 |
Chen (5-4) has only pitched 8 1/3 innings since his return from the DL. In his last start against Atlanta, Chen only gave up two runs over four innings, but was pulled after throwing 62 pitches. The lefty will look to put together a solid start to finish off a disappointing season and give fans some hope that he can return to his old form next year.
Roark (15-10), on the other hand, has had a full, healthy and successful season for the Nats, pitching a career-best 204 innings. However, Roark has had his fair share of struggles against Miami in his career. This group of Marlins is slashing .297/.357.445 in 229 career at-bats against Roark.
|MIAMI MARLINS||WASHINGTON NATIONALS|
|Derek Dietrich - 2B||Trea Turner - CF|
|Miguel Rojas - SS||Michael Taylor - LF|
|Christian Yelich - CF||Bryce Harper - RF|
|Justin Bour - 1B||Anthony Rendon - 3B|
|Jeff Francoeur - RF||Ryan Zimmerman - 1B|
|Chris Johnson - 3B||Wilmer Difo - 2B|
|Destin Hood - LF||Pedro Severino - C|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Danny Espinosa - SS|
|Wei-Yin Chen - LHP||Tanner Roark - RHP|
Dietrich will take the place of Gordon leading off at second, while Mathis gets some action behind the plate and Ozuna gets a day off.
Bold prediction: Miami continues their success against Roark and gets to .500—8-4 win.