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Marlins vs. Pirates: Game 54 Thread

Stanton is not in the starting lineup as the Marlins look to win the series

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

A day after returning to the starting lineup Giancarlo Stanton is has been pulled out of today's starting lineup, Clearly still struggling Stanton will be on the bench while Craig Gillespie will start in right field. Following Adeiny Hechevarria's game winning double in the eight inning Derek Dietirch, who was batting .333, was hit by a pitch and suffered a left forearm injury. Dietrich is being replaced by Miguel Rojas.

Tonight's pitching lineup.

Team Starter ERA FIP ZIPS Projected ERA
PIT Juan Nicasio 4.79 4.54 4.25
MIA Wei-Yin Chen 4.37 3.84 3.44

Chen has only pitched passed the sixth inning only once in his past five starts, with his last being a five inning no decision against the Braves. However working in the Marlins favor is Nicasio's less ever more porous May, in twenty four appearances he boast a 7.55 ERA and 0-3 on the road.

The last two game of the series has nail bitingly close, despite winning the last two games the Marlins have yet to hit a home run in the series. With the injuries to the Marlins lineup tonight's game should also be a close one, look for the pitching staff to carry the Marlins again.

Today's Lineups

Josh Harrison - 2B Ichiro Suzuki - CF
Andrew McCutchen - CF Martin Prado - 3B
David Freese - 1B Christian Yelich - LF
Jung Ho Kang - 3B Justin Bour - 1B
Francisco Cervelli - C J.T. Realmuto - C
Starling Marte - LF Cole Gillespie - RF
Jordy Mercer - SS Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Matt Joyce - RF Miguel Rojas - 2B
Juan Nicasio - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP
- After scoring ten runs in the first game of series the Pirates have scored three runs in the last two games.
- Nicasio lost his only start against the Marlins in 2012
- Chen won his only start against the Pirates in 2012
Bold Prediction: Marlins squeak by 4-3