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Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres: Game 65 Thread

The Marlins send Tom Koehler to the mound for the second of a three-game series in beautiful Petco Park.

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The Miami Marlins face the San Diego Padres in the second of a three-game series, the first of which ended in a romp in favor of the Fish. Tonight, it will be Tom Koehler who will take the hill and hope to be a beneficiary of another hot night at the plate for Miami.

Pitching Matchup
Team Starter ERA FIP ZIPS Projected ERA
SD Drew Pomeranz 2.44 2.86 3.26
MIA Tom Koehler 4.36 4.18 4.20

Pomeranz has magically become an effective starter after one year spent being an effective reliever. He has been apparently rehabilitated as a former top prospect The Marlins wish they could do the same with Koehler, who has not been effective for much of the season.

Today's Lineups

Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Jon Jay - CF
Martin Prado - 3B Wil Myers - 1B
Christian Yelich - LF Matt Kemp - RF
Marcell Ozuna - CF Melvin Upton Jr. - LF
Giancarlo Stanton - RF Alexei Ramirez - SS
Chris Johnson - 1B Ryan Schimpf - 3B
Jeff Mathis - C Christian Bethancourt - C
Miguel Rojas - 2B Alexi Amarista - 2B
Tom Koehler - RHP Drew Pomeranz - LHP

Giancarlo Stanton returns to the lineup after a day off in the first contest of this series. Adeiny Hechavarria will lead off with Miguel Rojas starting instead of Derek Dietrich with the left-handed Drew Pomeranz on the mound. Side note: Adeiny Hechavarria is the team's worst hitter. Whoops!


- Stanton struggles slide something something PANIC!

- Can the rest of the outfield make up for Stanton's continued problems at the plate?

- Jeff Mathis is playing. It is what it is.

- Good Koehler or Bad Koehler? We'll find out soon enough.

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Padres 4-3