Jul 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren (15) throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Saturday, July 13 7:15 PM EST (Game 100)

The Miami Marlins will be seeking a series win on Saturday, as they try to close out the unofficial end of the first half on a positive note. Pitching for the series win for the Fish will be rookie phenom, Jose Fernandez. Jose has recently been lifted from his pitch limit and his performance since has gotten better and better. He will be opposed by Nationals starter Dan Haren.

Probable Starters

2013 stats
16/16 Games/Games Started 17/17
87.0 Innings Pitched 98.2
6.00 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 2.83
4.93 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.23
74 Strikeouts 99
16 Walks 37
Career vs. opponent
39.1 Innings Pitched
39 Strikeouts
3.43 Earned Run Average

Jul 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Justin Ruggiano .302 .316
2 Ed Lucas .309 .274
3 Giancarlo Stanton .349 .396
4 Logan Morrison .400 .350
5 Marcell Ozuna .309 .305
6 Derek Dietrich .304 .303
7 Adeiny Hechavarria .261 .277
8 Jeff Mathis .232 .256

Bold Prediction: As with any Jose Fernandez start, the Marlins have to like their chances to win this game, especially with the Marlins suddenly hot bats going up against the struggling Dan Haren. Marlins win 6-2!

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