Jun 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Joe Kelly (58) pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals Game Preview: Saturday, July 6 2:10 PM EST (Game 86)

The St. Louis Cardinals were able to halt the Miami Marlins short two game winning streak on Friday night, building an early lead on St. Louis native Jacob Turner. The season series between the two teams is now tied at two a piece.

Nathan Eovaldi will be given the ball to give the Marlins a shot at redemption and to even the series. Joe Kelly will counter for the Cardinals.

The game is an early game, starting at 2:15 PM EST start.

Probable Starters

Jun 23, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (24) throws during the inning in a game against the San Francisco Giants at AT

2013 stats
3/3 Games/Games Started 22/1
18.0 Innings Pitched 37.1
2.00 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.86
4.40 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 4.25
10 Strikeouts 30
6 Walks 11
Career vs. opponent
5.0 Innings Pitched 13.2
2 Strikeouts 9
1.80 Earned Run Average 1.32

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Justin Ruggiano .314 .321
2 Placido Polanco .264 .279
3 Giancarlo Stanton .339 .399
4 Logan Morrison .424 .347
5 Marcell Ozuna .326 .306
6 Derek Dietrich .293 .301
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .250 .275
8 Rob Brantly .262 .290

Bold Prediction: The Marlins are able to make Kelly work and he exits the game after just four innings. Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton each go deep. Marlins win 6-4!

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