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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 6 Thread

The Miami Marlins take on the New York Mets on what should be an exciting pitching matchup between Jose Fernandez and Noah Syndergaard.

It's #JoseDay for the Marlins!
It's #JoseDay for the Marlins!
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The Miami Marlins will take another shot at the New York Mets, and this time it should be a low-scoring affair. It is #JoseDay for Miami as Jose Fernandez takes the mound for a tough matchup against fellow ace Noah Syndergaard.

Pitching Matchup
Team Starter 2016 ERA 2016 FIP 2016 ZiPS Projected ERA
NYM Noah Syndergaard 0.00 0.85 3.11
MIA Jose Fernandez 7.94 1.58 2.80

You'd think striking out 13 batters in a game would earn you honors, but the Marlins mishandled Jose Fernandez's debut start in 2016 and it led to a five-run outing in just under six innings of pitching despite the huge number of whiffs. On the other hand, Syndergaard struck out a more modest nine batters in his first six-inning outing of the season, and he did not let through a run his last time out.

Today's Lineups

Dee Gordon - 2B Curtis Granderson - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF David Wright - 3B
Christian Yelich - LF Yoenis Cespedes - CF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Lucas Duda - 1B
Justin Bour - 1B Neil Walker - 2B
Derek Dietrich - 3B Michael Conforto - LF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Jeff Mathis - C Travis d'Arnaud - C
Jose Fernandez - RHP Noah Syndergaard - RHP

Jeff Mathis picks up a start along with Derek Dietrich off the bench, with Dietrich getting a look at third base.


- Jose Fernandez will once again likely be on a pretty strict pitch count, so we'll see if manager Don Mattingly is quick to pull the plug on his starter if he is close and struggling.

- Can Miami display that offensive potential that they showed in last night's win?

- Can Derek Dietrich impress in another opportunity to audition for the third base job next year?

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 2-1