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Marlins vs. Mets Game 57 Thread

Jose Fernandez hopes to halt the progress of the 31-23 Mets and stop a sweep in the process in this Sunday game in Miami.

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The Mets are looking to sweep this NL East series with another emphatic victory, but starter Jose Fernandez looks to get in the way of New York's brooms. The Marlins are 2-3 against the Mets so far this season, and 0-2 at home.

Miami hasn't faired too well against NL East competition so far this season, but a win in the third game of this series could be a turning point.

Pitching Matchup:

Team Starter ERA FIP ZIPS Projected ERA
NYM Matt Harvey 5.37 4.13 3.23
MIA Jose Fernandez 2.53 2.25 2.73

Harvey has struggled so far this year, and the New York media has rightfully eaten him alive. He's done ok for himself when facing Marlins hitters, but it's very possible this start will turn out similarly to his last three of four starts, where he has lost by more three runs and didn't escape the sixth inning.

Jose Fernandez has come alive this season, and he is on fire, as he's won nine of his last ten starts throwing no more than 117 pitches in any outing. Thanks to this, his ERA has dropped significantly, and has put himself in possible All-Star game contention.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK METS MIAMI MARLINS
Alejandro De Aza - CF Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Martin Prado - 3B
Curtis Granderson - RF Christian Yelich - LF
Neil Walker - 2B Marcell Ozuna - CF
Michael Conforto - LF Justin Bour - 1B
James Loney - 1B Derek Dietrich - 2B
Wilmer Flores - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C
Rene Rivera - C Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Matt Harvey - RHP Jose Fernandez - RHP

Notes:

- Third baseman Wilmer Flores gets another chance to shine with David Wright out for 6-8 weeks with a herniated disc in his neck.

- Jose Fernandez has been historically pretty strong against today's group of Mets hitters. Let's see if that holds up in today's game.

Bold Prediction: Marlins beat Mets 5-3