clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marlins vs Astros: Game 37 Thread

New, 36 comments

Musgrove vs Straily

Ohhhhh noooooo
Ohhhhh noooooo
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Place your Icthyomancy picks here before the start of the game!

Icthyomancy explainer

Pitching Matchup

Team Pitcher 2017 ERA 2017 FIP 2017 ZiPS Projected ERA
HOU Joe Musgrove 5.02 5.39 4.66
MIA Dan Straily 4.03 4.34 4.37

Around the turn of the decade, the Astros were a part of the National League and a perennial bottom-feeder. A visit by the lowly Astros might've been a cooling balm for the Marlins' aching joints.

But these aren't your slightly older brother's Astros. The new and improved AL West Astros come into Miami leading baseball with a 26-12 record, buoyed by a rejuvenated Dallas Keuchel and a dangerous lineup. It is a tall order to ask the Marlins to snap out of their general malaise and chop this giant down, but stranger things have happened.

Thread Question:

Steal an Astro: Which Houston Astros' player would you magically make a Marlin, if you could?