Apr 14, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey (45) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Thursday, April 25th 7:10 PM EST (Game 22)


The Miami Marlins will try to build their first winning streak of the 2013 season as they take on the Chicago Cubs tonight. The Marlins are coming fresh off of a win over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of their double header on Tuesday night.

First pitch for this game will be at 7:10 PM EST. The Marlins will have their leading pitcher in ERA early on, Kevin Slowey, taking the mound. The Cubs will counter with their big free agent signing of the offseason, Edwin Jackson. The game will be going on at the same time as the Miami Heat playoff game, as well as the NFL Draft, so there will be plenty of good tickets available at Marlins Park if you want to catch this one.

To get further prepared for this game, please check out the series preview and the chat I had with Joe Han, Editor of Cubbies Crib.

Pitching Matchup:

IP ERA FIP Cubs Date Marlins IP ERA FIP
22.1 4.84 3.06 Jackson April 25 Slowey 23.2 1.90 3.73

 

Marlins Lineup for 4/25/13

  1. Juan Pierre LF
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Giancarlo Stanton RF
  4. Joe Mahoney 1B
  5. Justin Ruggiano CF
  6. Rob Brantly C
  7. Chris Valaika SS
  8. Donovan Solano 2B
  9. Kevin Slowey P

 

Bold Prediction: Slowey continues to pitch well, striking out six Cubs over seven scoreless innings. Stanton and Ruggiano will go deep for the Marlins in this one, as the offense will pick up where it left off in Minnesota, winning this ballgame by the final score of 5-1.

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