Tonight we start off the second half of the season with a three-game set versus the Washington Nationals. Tonight’s game is the highlight for reasons that you will see quite shortly.
Washington Nationals (39-50) vs. Florida Marlins, July 16-18, Games 89-91
NL East Standings
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Five-year Run PF*: 0.99
Five-year HR PF*: 0.97
Left Field: 330 ft.
Center Field: 404
Right Field: 345
*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here
Projected Pitching Matchups
July 16: Ricky Nolasco vs. Stephen Strasburg
July 17: Josh Johnson vs. Livan Hernandez
July 18: Alejandro Sanabia vs. Craig Stammen
ZiPS In-Season Projections
|FIP||Proj. FIP||Win%||Marlins||Date||Nationals||Win%||Proj. FIP||FIP|
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA v. RHP||Proj. wOBA v. LHP|
|7||Mike Stanton ||.314||–||–|
– I will say this much: I am excited to see Stephen Strasburg tonight. I wish the Marlins had thrown out Josh Johnson to face him, but with JJ pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, that was more or less not going to happen. Nevertheless, we’re sending Ricky Nolasco, our #2 starter and a favorite of mine, so let’s see if we can’t duel Strasburg tit for ridiculous pitching tat.
Bold Prediction: Marlins win two of three games.