May 19, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy (44, right) reacts after walking Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (not pictured) allowing a score by Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mark Trumbo (back) during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ Chicago White Sox Game Preview: Saturday, May 25th 7:10 PM EST (Game 49)

May 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich (51) is greeted by third baseman Placido Polanco (30) after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back and even their three game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Marlins dropped the first game of the series in extra innings, despite Derek Dietrich giving them an early 2-0 lead with his second major league home run.

The team hopes that Dietrich’s home run is a sign of things to come for the Marlins offense, as they will take any power they can at this point.

Tonight features an interesting pitching matchup with Ricky Nolasco squaring off against Jake Peavy. If Nolasco pitches like he did his last time out, the Marlins will be given a great chance of winning. However, it won’t be as easy as said, as Jake Peavy is enjoying another great season and has pitched well in his career against the Fish.


Probable Starters

Apr 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) throws the ball in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports




2013 stats
10 Games Started 8
61.1 Innings Pitched 52.2
3.96 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.31
3.52 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.32
50 Strikeouts 58
14 Walks 13
Career vs. opponent
5.1 Innings Pitched 51.1
0-1 Wins-Losses 4-4
13.50 Earned Run Average 3.16


Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Juan Pierre
.261 .292
2 Placido Polanco
.258 .280
3 Derek Dietrich
.318 .303
4 Marcell Ozuna
.334 .307
5 Chris Coghlan .282 .303
6 Justin Ruggiano
.310 .319
7 Greg Dobbs .244 .273
8 Adeiny Hechavarria
.262 .280
9 Rob Brantly
.287 .296


Bold Prediction: Nolasco continues to strike hitters out, racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He also allows just two runs on five hits. The Marlins are able to go ahead of the Sox in the fourth inning when Marcell Ozuna hits a three run home run. Marlins win 4-2.

Tags: Jake Peavy Miami Marlins Ricky Nolasco

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