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.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||ZIPS Projected ERA|
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.
|MIAMI MARLINS||SAN DIEGO PADRES|
|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