June 25, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen (54) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Game Preview: Tuesday, July 2nd 7:10 PM EST (Game 82)

The Miami Marlins are winners of 8 of their previous 10 ballgames and will have a chance to continue their recent hot play against their division rivals, the Atlanta Braves. The Braves swept the only other series with the Marlins, earlier this season.

Tonight’s pitching matchup will be Tom Koehler against Kris Medlen, with the matchup severely favors the Braves. Koehler has struggled as of late, but has had a solid track record against the Braves in his lone appearance against them.

Probable Starters

Jun 26, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (34) reacts after giving up three runs to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
15/9 Games/Games Started 16/16
64.0 Innings Pitched 98.1
4.78 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.02
4.44 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.80
37 Strikeouts 76
23 Walks 26
Career vs. opponent
4.0 Innings Pitched 52.0
8 Strikeouts 46
0.00 Earned Run Average 2.42

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Juan Pierre .263 .289
2 Placido Polanco .263 .279
3 Giancarlo Stanton .355 .399
4 Logan Morrison .377 .345
5 Marcell Ozuna .331 .309
6 Derek Dietrich .301 .302
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .235 .275
8 Rob Brantly .261 .290

Bold Prediction: Tom Koehler’s struggles continue and the Marlins lineup has a tough time putting together anything off of Medlen. The Marlins lose 7-1!

Tags: Atlanta Braves Kris Medlen Miami Marlins Tom Koehler

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