Jul 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Tuesday, July 9 7:10 PM EST (Game 88)

The Miami Marlins dropped a frustrating fourteen inning game last night, allowing six runs in the top half of the inning. This was after the Marlins bullpen did a solid job of retiring 24 straight batters.

The Marlins will try to bounce back tonight with Henderson Alvarez making is second start of the season. He did well his first time out, sans a wild first inning. If he can pitch like he did the final four innings of his last start, the Marlins will be well positioned.

Julio Teheran will be pitching for the Braves. He allowed six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts to the Fish last time out.

Probable Starters

Jul 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
1/1 Games/Games Started 16/16
5.0 Innings Pitched 100.1
5.40 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.23
2.27 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.68
2 Strikeouts 88
0 Walks 19
Career vs. opponent
5.0 Innings Pitched 5.0
2 Strikeouts 7
5.40 Earned Run Average 5.40


Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Justin Ruggiano .306 .317
2 Ed Lucas .310 .274
3 Giancarlo Stanton .341 .394
4 Logan Morrison .397 .349
5 Marcell Ozuna .317 .307
6 Derek Dietrich .310 .304
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .251 .275
8 Rob Brantly .258 .289

Bold Prediction: Alvarez pitches well, throwing six shutout innings and limiting the Braves to just four hits. Marcell Ozuna and Logan Morrison go deep. Marlins win 5-3!

Tags: Henderson Alvarez Julio Teheran Miami Marlins

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