After a 20-inning marathon win yesterday, the Miami Marlins will be seeking their eight win in twelve games against the New York Mets and their fifth straight win against their division foes. The Marlins would actually be seeking their second consecutive series sweep against the Mets, although the first game of this series was won by the weather.
The Marlins will send Tom Koehler to the mound for this game. If last night’s game went past twenty innings, there was a good chance Koehler could have been used out of the pen. Luckily for the Marlins, Kevin Slowey pitched seven strong innings and the Marlins won it in the top of the 20th.
Jon Niese will be pitching for the Mets. Niese has not had a strong 2013 and has been dealing with shoulder issues this season. Niese has never pitched too well against the Marlins. The Fish hope that trend continues on Sunday afternoon.
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)|
|3||Derek Dietrich ||.297||.303|
|4||Marcell Ozuna ||.364||.307|
|6||Justin Ruggiano ||.296||.315|
|8||Jeff Mathis ||.118||.251|
Bold Prediction: Morrison returns to the Marlins lineup and picks up two hits in his very first game back, including a two-run double in the first inning to put the Marlins ahead for good. Koehler keeps up his productive pitching allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings. Marlins win 8-3!