The Marlins are looking to bounce back after a rough loss last night, when they surrendered a late 6-0 lead to their division rival Mets.
Wei-Yin Chen takes the mound for the Fish as they look to move within a game and a half of the second wild card spot with a win.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||2016 ZIPS Projected ERA|
|MIA||Wei-Yin Chen||5.11||4.58||3.66 |
Chen (4-3) comes into this game allowing four or more runs in four of his last five starts. These Mets are hitting a combined .245/.260/.426 in 94 career at-bats against the Marlins lefty.
Matz (7-3) has been struggling lately after starting the season on a tear. He's given up nine runs over 9 2/3 innings in his last two starts.
Chris Johnson starts at first as Justin Bour misses his third-straight game after tweaking his ankle Saturday. Miguel Rojas is giving Derek Dietrich a day off at second, while Jeff Mathis spells J.T. Realmuto behind the plate.
|MIAMI MARLINS||NEW YORK METS|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Jose Reyes - 3B|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Yoenis Cespedes - LF|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Wilmer Flores - 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Asdrubal Cabrera - SS|
|Chris Johnson - 1B||James Loney - 1B|
|Miguel Rojas - 2B||Juan Lagares - CF|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Travis d'Arnaud - C|
|Wei-Yin Chen - LHP||Steven Matz - LHP|
- Jose Reyes was activated from AA Birmingham by the Mets last night and will get his first start of the season against his former team.
- Giancarlo Stanton is one of only two current Marlins that have homered against Matz in their careers.
Bold Prediction: Marlins bring the season series to an even 4-4 with a 7-5 win.