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Woohoo, Urena is back!

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José Urena is back with the Fish as they look to increase their lead on the Wild Card. This four-game series against the lowly Reds is key if Miami still has any hopes of the post season without Stanton.

Pitching Matchup
Team Starter ERA FIP 2016 ZIPS Projected ERA
MIA José Urena 6.69 4.68 4.55
CIN Anthony DeSclafani 3.11 3.93 3.92

The last time I covered a Urena (1-3) start, he gave up only four hits and one run in a no-decision against the Phils. Unfortunately, the young righty only lasted two more starts after that, as he was sent down to AAA following an eight-run disaster against the Cardinals last month. Urena now has one more chance to prove himself as a starter while Adam Conley sits on the 15-day DL.

Anthony DeSclafani (6-1) has arguably been the Reds' best starter this season. Since making his season debut on June 10, the 25 year old has surrendered only 18 walks over his 72 IP. DeSclafani, a former Marlin, is coming off his first loss of the season last week giving up three runs over five innings to the Cardinals.

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS CINCINNATI REDS
Dee Gordon - 2B Tony Renda - LF
Martin Prado - 3B Zack Cozart - SS
Christian Yelich - LF Joey Votto - 1B
Marcell Ozuna - CF Eugenio Suarez - 3B
Derek Dietrich - 1B Scott Schebler - CF
Ichiro Suzuki - RF Ivan De Jesus - 2B
J.T. Realmuto - C Tucker Barnhart - C
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Tyler Holt - RF
Jose Urena - RHP Anthony DeSclafani - RHP

Nothing new here. Ichiro continues to start for Stanton in right.

Notes

- No current Red has ever had an at-bat against Urena.

Bold Prediction: My coverage continues to bring Urena good luck in a 2-1 Miami win.