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Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 30 Thread

Marlins look to take two of three from the Phillies

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The Marlins look to rebound, and avoid their first two game losing streak since April 22-23, after a disastrous eighth inning against the Phillies last night cost them an opportunity to win a franchise record twelve of thirteen games. With both teams only two and half games back in the division, even though the season is still early, winning two of three in the series would be momentous for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup

Team Starter ERA FIP ZIPS Projected ERA
PHI Aaron Nola 2.93 2.38 4.05
MIA Justin Nicolino 2.70 4.88 4.51

Justin Nicolino is making his third start of the season after replacing the inefficient Jared Cosart in the lineup will take on Aaron Nola. Nicolino in his last start in Arizona got a little roughed up giving up four runs in six innings of work. While the Phillies' Aaron Nola over his last three starts his three starts is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA. So look for a strong day on the mound and the bats to stay cool.

Today's Lineups

Odubel Herrera - CF Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Cesar Hernandez - 2B Martin Prado - 3B
Maikel Franco - 3B Christian Yelich - LF
Cameron Rupp - C Justin Bour - 1B
Darin Ruf - 1B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Freddy Galvis - SS Derek Dietrich - 2B
Tyler Goeddel - LF J.T. Realmuto - C
Aaron Nola - RHP Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Peter Bourjos - RF Justin Nicolino - LHP


- While 0-3 in his career vs. Aaron Nola, Marcell Ozuna has a seven game hitting streak.

- Christian Yelich is batting .350 with five homw runs over his last five games

- In starts vs. the Phillies last year Justin Nicolino was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

Bold Prediction: Marlins get things back on track outlasting the Phillies 5-3