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.
|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|
|6||Justin Ruggiano ||.310||.319|
|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.