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Aug 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (24) throws during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Sunday, September 1st 5:10 PM EST (Game 135)

The Miami Marlins are glad that the month of August is behind them. While it was still a better month than April or May, all the good work the team did in the months of June and July were essentially erased, as the Marlins head into September with the second worst record in baseball (49-85).

The Marlins will have to score a run off Alex Wood, something they have had an extremely hard time doing in their nine innings against him this season. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the bump for the Fish. The Braves are a team that Eovaldi has fared well against.

Probable Starters

 

Aug 27, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Alex Wood (58) pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
23/8 Games/Games Started 13/13
63.1 Innings Pitched 76.2
2.27 Earned Run Averages (ERA) 3.76
2.35 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) 3.62
66 Strikeouts 55
20 Walks 30
Career vs. opponent
9.0 Innings Pitched 29.0
10 Strikeouts 27
0.00 Earned Run Average 2.79

 

 

Marlins Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1 Adeiny Hechavarria .253 .274
2 Christian Yelich .307 .314
3 Giancarlo Stanton .369 .397
4 Placido Polanco .354 .347
5 Donovan Solano .265 .278
6 Ed Lucas .273 .274
7 Jake Marisnick .214 .288
8 Jeff Mathis .247 .258

Bold Prediction: Despite a strong start from Eovaldi, the Marlins offense will continue their run scoring struggles they had in August. Brian McCann goes deep for the Braves. The Braves win 3-2!

Tags: Alex Wood Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins Nathan Eovaldi

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