Jul 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets @ Miami Marlins Preview: Tuesday, July 30 7:10 PM EST (Game 104)

The Miami Marlins will try to even the series against the New York Mets at a game a piece and move to 9-4 against the Mets in 2013. In order to do that, the Marlins will need their pitching to do better than it did in the first game.

Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for the Fish, making his eight start of the season. Nathan threw six shutout innings and surrendered just four hits his last time pitching, against the Colorado Rockies.

The New York Mets will counter with promising young rookie, Zach Wheeler. So far in his first season in the majors, Wheeler has had some control issues, walking 21 hitters in just 38 2/3 innings of work.

Probable Starters

2013 stats
7/7 Games/Games Started 7/7
38.2 Innings Pitched 40.2
3.72 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.54
5.57 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 4.24
31 Strikeouts 27
20 Walks 22
Career vs. opponent
Innings Pitched 21.2
Strikeouts 10
Earned Run Average 3.74

Jul 20, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Nate Eovaldi pitches in 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Adeiny Hechavarria .266 .279
2 Christian Yelich .279 .315
3 Giancarlo Stanton .380 .400
4 Logan Morrison .359 .346
5 Ed Lucas .292 .288
6 Donovan Solano .284 .285
7 Jake Marisnick .107 .292
8 Jeff Mathis .266 .264

Bold Prediction: Giancarlo will stay hot and Nathan Eovaldi will have his best start of the season, firing seven shutout innings and racking up eight strikeouts.  Marlins win 5-2!

Tags: Miami Marlins Nathan Eovaldi New York Mets Zack Wheeler

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