May 27, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Friday, June 13th 7:10 PM EST (Game 66)

These two teams will be meeting for the first time this season, but have faced off plenty of times in 2013, during Spring Training. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals missed a potential Jose Fernandez-Shelby Miller matchup by just two days. Fernandez, 20, is having a great rookie season, but has been outpaced by fellow rookie, Miller. The Marlins will instead get to face Jake Westbrook, who will be making his first start since the beginning of May.

Probable Starters

May 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
6/6 Games/Games Started 12/12
39.0 Innings Pitched 65.1
1.62 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.17
3.55 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.45
19 Strikeouts 67
18 Walks 25
Career vs. opponent
40.0 Innings Pitched —-
27 Strikeouts —-
2.70 Earned Run Average —-

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Juan Pierre .268 .289
2 Ed Lucas .348 .274
3 Giancarlo Stanton .322 .400
4 Marcell Ozuna .515 .336
5 Derek Dietrich .307 .273
6 Adeiny Hechavarria .242 .275
7 Greg Dobbs .245 .272
8 Jeff Mathis .154 .252

 

Logan Morrison was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to a back issue. Hopefully this injury is not a lingering one, as the Marlins need him to get their offense jump started. Will have more updates on Morrison as they become available.

 

Bold Prediction: Jose Fernandez delivers a huge start in his first career game against the Cards. Stanton goes deep twice and the Marlins even their record for the home stand at 2. Marlins win 5-1!

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