Jul 27, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (34) throws the ball in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets @ Miami Marlins Preview: Thursday, August 1 12:40 PM EST (Game 106)

After picking up a close 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday evening, the Miami Marlins will look to split their four game series with the Mets. It won’t be an easy task for the Marlins, as arguably the best pitcher in baseball will be on the mound, in Matt Harvey.

The Marlins will counter with Tom Koehler, who could be pitching for his job with minor league enforcements seeming to be getting close to major league ready.

Probable Starters

Jul 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
21/21 Games/Games Started 18/12
145.0 Innings Pitched 81.0
2.11 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 4.67
2.05 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.99
164 Strikeouts 54
29 Walks 26
Career vs. opponent
17.1 Innings Pitched 16.2
18 Strikeouts 10
3.12 Earned Run Average 4.32

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Christian Yelich .270 .315
2 Adeiny Hechavarria .261 .277
3 Giancarlo Stanton .377 .400
4 Logan Morrison .339 .346
5 Ed Lucas .292 .288
6 Donovan Solano .281 .285
7 Jake Marisnick .252 .292
8 Jeff Mathis .262 .263

Bold Prediction: Matt Harvey delivers another strong start, but Tom Koehler matches him for the most part. The Mets are however able to scrap out more runs and pull this one out. Marlins lose 3-2!

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