Aug 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants @ Miami Marlins Game Preview Saturday August 17th, 7:10 PM EST Game (120)


14-10. That’s the score one might expect to see in the Miami Dolphins preseason game tonight or that is the numbers of runs one would expect the two worst offensive teams in baseball to score in their collective series. No that was the final score of last night’s Giants victory.

It will be interesting to see if the Marlins and Giants can repeat their offensive breakouts from last night, or if regression will rear it’s ugly head.

Tonight’s Pitching Matchup: Miami Marlins: Henderson Alvarez (scouting report) vs. San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain (scouting report).

Probable Starters

 

Aug 11, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches during the eighth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at AT

2013 stats
24/24 Games/Games Started 8/8
186.0 Innings Pitched 51.0
4.44 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.18
3.84 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 2.94
132 Strikeouts 27
45 Walks 11
Career vs. opponent
81.0 Innings Pitched
66 Strikeouts
3.11 Earned Run Average

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Christian Yelich .323 .316
2 Donovan Solano .281 .283
3 Giancarlo Stanton .347 .391
4 Logan Morrison .350 .346
5 Ed Lucas .272 .274
6 Adeiny Hechavarria .257 .275
7 Jake Marisnick .230 .291
8 Koyie Hill .435 .236

 

Bold Prediction: The Giants bats seemed to be on fire last night and despite Cain’s ERA in 2013, his periphials still paint him to be a strong pitcher. Cain shuts down the Marlins lineup and Alvarez allows five earned runs in just four innings of work. The Giants win 8-3!

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