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Marlins vs. Mets Game 56 Thread

Game 2 against the New York Mets at Marlins Park starts at 4:10.

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Noah Syndergaard is one of the toughest challenges a team can face so far this season, and it showed why in last night's 6-2 loss during which he struck out nine. Less than 24 hours later, the Marlins are to confront another challenge in 43-year-old Bartolo Colon. In his last meeting against the Marlins, on September 5th, 2015, he only pitched a complete-game shutout and won 7-0. This season he sports a 4-3 record and in his last outing, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he lasted six innings and gave up two earned runs while allowing seven hits and striking out three.

For the Marlins Justin Nicolino gets the start, who has struggled since he held the Dodgers scoreless over 7 1/3 innings on April 27th, his first Major League start of 2016. Nicolino hasn't lasted six innings since May 8th when he faced the Philadelphia Phillies, and in his last performance, a 10-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, he gave up three earned runs on six hits while fanning four.

Team Starter ERA FIP ZIPS Projected ERA
NYM Bartolo Colon 3.39 3.57 4.14
MIA Justin Nicolino 4.50 4.60

4.51


Today's Lineups


NEW YORK METS MIAMI MARLINS
Curtis Granderson - RF Derek Dietrich - 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Martin Prado - 3B
Yoenis Cespedes - LF Christian Yelich - LF
Neil Walker - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Juan Lagares - CF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Wilmer Flores - 3B Justin Bour - 1B
James Loney - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C
Kevin Plawecki - C Miguel Rojas - SS
Bartolo Colon - RHP Justin Nicolino - LHP

The still slumping Giancarlo Stanton is in there at the five spot again, and Miguel Rojas fills in at shortstop for Hech.