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Aug 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (21) breaks his bat on a single in the eighth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Miami won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ Kansas City Royals Game Preview: Wednesday August 14th 1:10 PM EST (Game 118)

Fresh off an impressive 1-0 win, the Miami Marlins will look to claim a series win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon. The two teams will send out a couple of interesting pitchers in the matchup.

Jacob Turner will make his 14th start of the season, with his worst start coming last time out. Turner gave us half his home runs on the season (6) to the Braves last time out. If he can keep the ball in the park, Turner has a good chance of shutting down the Royals offense.

Ervin Santana was similarity rocked last time he took the mound. Despite that rough outing, Santana has enjoyed  a strong resurgent season in 2013. 

Probable Starters

 

Aug 9, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) pitches in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
13/13 Games/Games Started 23/23
82.2 Innings Pitched 155.0
2.95 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.25
3.69 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.77
60 Strikeouts 122
30 Walks 36
Career vs. opponent
4.1 Innings Pitched 7.2
2 Strikeouts 9
12.46 Earned Run Average 10.57

 

Aug 4, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup

Player

Current wOBA

Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)

 

1

Christian Yelich

.325

.316

2

Donovan Solano

.271

.281

3

Logan Morrison

.351

.346

4

Placido Polanco

.272

.282

5

Greg Dobbs

.273

.280

6

Adeiny Hechavarria

.257

.275

7

Jake Marisnick

.215

.290

8

Justin Ruggiano

.279

.308

9

Koyie Hill

.443

.232

Giancarlo Stanton has been given his second day off in less than a week. The Marlins are hoping the time off gives Stanton some time to clear his head and get over the frustrations of his current slump.

Bold Prediction: Turner bounces back from a rough start at Turner Field by tossing six shutout innings. Ruggiano breaks out of his 0-for spell and belts a huge game changing three run home run. Marlins win 4-1!

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