Cashner (4-7), who was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Friday, just came back from the disabled list on July 3 and is hoping for a fresh start in Miami. He's struggled mightily throughout the 2016 campaign in San Diego posting a 1.39 WHIP, and career lows in multiple other categories including a .821 OPS. His last start came in Toronto, on July 26, where he went six innings allowing four hits, three runs and three walks, while striking out six.
Carlos Martinez (10-6) will be on the mound for the opposition for St. Louis. The 24-year-old right-hand pitcher has been great so far this season. Martinez has won his last three starts and has a WHIP of just 1.16. He's 7-1 since May 30 and has gone at least six innings in all but two of those 11 starts.
It's huge game for both teams as they come into the game tied for the second wild card position. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||2016 ZIPS Projected ERA|
|ST. LOUIS CARDINALS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Greg Garcia - 2B||Dee Gordon - 2B|
|Aledmys Diaz - SS||Martin Prado - 3B|
|Stephen Piscotty - RF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Matt Adams - 1B||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Yadier Molina - C||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Jeremy Hazelbaker - CF||J.T. Realmuto - C|
|Jedd Gyorko - 3B||Chris Johnson - 1B|
|Kolten Wong - LF||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Carlos Martinez - RHP||Andrew Cashner - RHP|
- Ichiro won't get the start, but look for him to come off the bench in the latter innings in attempt to reach the illustrious 3,000. He currently sits at 2,998 hits.
- Martin Prado has been on a tear lately going 9-18, with six runs scored and eight RBI's, in the last five games.
Bold Prediction: Ichiro gets one hit in the seventh inning, but Cashner struggles in his debut. Cardinals win 6-4.