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.
|Team||Starter||2016 ERA||2016 FIP||2016 ZiPS Projected ERA|
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.
|MIAMI MARLINS||NEW YORK METS|
|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 Derek Dietrich impress in another opportunity to audition for the third base job next year?
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Mets 2-1