The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Marlins either like what they had going or couldn't get another deal done depending upon which narrative you want to go with. Now they are tasked with taking on one of baseball's great teams this season, the Chicago Cubs. This game will take place in Wrigley Field, where the Fish are 46-47 all time in the regular season, BUT, figured very famously into one of their most ignominious defeats there in 2003 which of course allowed the Marlins to move on and win the World Series that year. And we will never let you forget it, Cubs fans, no matter what happens from here.
Kyle Hendricks will be pitching for the World Series favorites du jour while the team that will actually be in the World Series this season will be represented by Adam Conley.
|Team||Starter||ERA||FIP||2016 ZIPS Projected ERA|
|MIAMI MARLINS||CHICAGO CUBS|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Dexter Fowler - CF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Kris Bryant - 3B|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Anthony Rizzo - 1B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Javier Baez - 2B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Addison Russell - SS|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Jason Heyward - RF|
|Derek Dietrich - 1B||Willson Contreras - C|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Matt Szczur - LF|
|Adam Conley - LHP||Kyle Hendricks - RHP|
Standard alignment with Bour still out.
- Ichiro! is not in the lineup and sits at 2,998.
- The Cubs picked up reliever Joe Smith from the Angels today in exchange for pitcher Jesus Castillo. Smith will join the team tomorrow.
Bold Prediction: Marlins take game one, Ichiro logs hit number 2,999 in the seventh.