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Mets vs. Marlins: Game 83 Thread

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The Marlins look to bounce back after last night's heartbreaking loss.
The Marlins look to bounce back after last night's heartbreaking loss.
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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.

Pitching Matchup
Team Starter ERA FIP 2016 ZIPS Projected ERA
NYM Steven Matz 3.40 3.24 3.43
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.

Today's Lineups

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
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.
Notes
- 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.