Jul 26, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) delivers a pitch during he first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets @ Miami Marlins Preview: Wednesday, July 31 7:10 PM EST (Game 105)


The Miami Marlins and New York Mets will play the third game of their four game series tonight. Neither team has been completely gutted and traded elsewhere, so you can expect to see the same players take the field that have taken the field in the first two games.

The pitching matchup in this game is interesting, as Henderson Alvarez will take his 13 consecutive scoreless innings streak into this one. The Mets will counter with Jennry Mejia, a promising young arm that was quite impressive in his season debut, last time out.

Probable Starters

Jul 26, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
1/1 Games/Games Started 5/5
7.0 Innings Pitched 30.2
0.00 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 2.64
1.04 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 2.78
7 Strikeouts 16
0 Walks 8
Career vs. opponent
4.2 Innings Pitched 5.0
5 Strikeouts 1
3.86 Earned Run Average 10.80

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Christian Yelich .240 .315
2 Placido Polanco .278 .284
3 Giancarlo Stanton .380 .400
4 Logan Morrison .348 .346
5 Ed Lucas .297 .288
6 Donovan Solano .280 .285
7 Jake Marisnick .209 .292
8 Rob Brantly .257 .289

Bold Prediction: The Mets offense will score on Alvarez, but the Marlins offense won’t be able to get anything going in this one.  Marlins lose 5-2!

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