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The Padres were a favorite off-season pick for worst team in baseball; so far, they've managed to linger around .500 at 7-10. The Marlins are favored to take all three games in this series (according to Fangraphs Win Probability), but not by as much as you may expect. It is baseball, after all.
|Team||Pitcher||2017 ERA||2017 FIP||2017 ZiPS Projected ERA|
Something to watch: Conley's fastball is down a couple ticks from 91 mph the past couple of seasons to 89 mph thus far, and his sinker is down about 0.7 mph. Now, we know that two starts and one unfortunate relief appearance makes for a paltry sample size, which makes it something to watch at the moment and not something to fret about. He could gain it back today, or in his next start. Or in a month. You know I'll be checking back in on it, whatever the case may be.
The Padres have a virtual cavalcade of re-tread starting pitchers at their disposal. Up first: Trevor Cahill, who has been inserted in the Padres rotation despite not being a regular starter since the 2014 season when he made 17 starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hey, it worked with Rich Hill, and Cahill, despite seemingly being around forever, hasn't even hit his 30's yet. Cahill's been knocked around a little bit, but is putting up some nice K numbers, with 7 and 8 respectively in his first two starts
|MIAMI MARLINS||SAN DIEGO PADRES|
|Dee Gordon - 2B||Manuel Margot - CF|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Christian Yelich - CF||Wil Myers - 1B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Yangervis Solarte - 2B|
|Justin Bour - 1B||Austin Hedges - C|
|Marcell Ozuna - LF||Ryan Schimpf - 3B|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Hunter Renfroe - RF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Travis Jankowski - LF|
|Adam Conley - LHP||Trevor Cahill - RHP|
This is probably the lineup we would've seen on Opening Day had everyone been healthy. I expect to see it continue like this unless Hech really scuffles along and Rojas continues to hit well in spot duty.
Question of the day:
Which former Marlin and current Padre annoys you more, Jarred Cosart or Brad Hand?