Jun 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals Game Preview: Friday, July 5 8:10 PM EST (Game 85)

After starting the season at 13-41, the Miami Marlins have won 19 of their previous 30 games. The team is coming off a series win against their division foe, the Atlanta Braves.

Jacob Turner will make his second career start against the Cardinals and his first in his hometown. Turner has been impressive in his return to the majors after a shaky spring. Despite just getting 27 strikeouts in 41 innings, he has a nice 1.76 ERA and a 2.94 FIP.

Probable Starters

Jun 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
6/6 Games/Games Started 10/10
41.0 Innings Pitched 61.0
1.76 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 2.95
2.94 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 4.03
27 Strikeouts 27
12 Walks 26
Career vs. opponent
5.0 Innings Pitched 45.0
3 Strikeouts 27
1.80 Earned Run Average 2.00

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Justin Ruggiano .319 .321
2 Ed Lucas .323 .274
3 Giancarlo Stanton .356 .399
4 Logan Morrison .398 .347
5 Marcell Ozuna .316 .306
6 Derek Dietrich .297 .301
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .250 .275
8 Jeff Mathis .246 .260

Bold Prediction: Jacob Turner makes a big impression in his return to his native St. Louis, tossing six shutout innings. The Marlins offense stays hot behind Marcell Ozuna, who hits his fourth homer of the season. Marlins win 5-2!

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