Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals


After that disappointing series against the division rival Philadelphia Phillies, the Marlins are getting a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals. Let’s hope this goes a bit better than the previous series.

St. Louis Cardinals (60-48) @ Florida Marlins, August 6-8, Games 109-111

NL East Standings


Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Five-year Run PF*: 0.99
Five-year HR PF*: 0.97
Stadium Dimensions:
Left Field: 330 ft.
Left-Center: 361
Center Field: 404
Right-Center: 361
Right Field: 345

*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here

Projected Pitching Matchups

August 6: Ricky Nolasco vs. Adam Wainright
August 7: Josh Johnson vs. Jake Westbrook
August 8: Sean West vs. Jeff Suppan

ZiPS In-Season Projections

FIPProj. FIPWin%MarlinsDateCardinalsWin%Proj. FIPFIP
3.993.63.560NolascoAugust 6Wainright.6353.042.98
2.322.68.683JohnsonAugust 7Westbrook.5233.944.54
7.315.43.371WestAugust 8Suppan.4005.115.26

Projected Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA v. RHPProj. wOBA v. LHP
1Hanley Ramirez.348.384.399
2Logan Morrison.289
3Gaby Sanchez.360.343.367
4Dan Uggla.382.360.373
5Cody Ross.323.330.364
6Mike Stanton.347
7Wes Helms.296.296.321
8Ronny Paulino.303.303.317


– I did a Cardinals version of this preview for fellow BBA blogger Daniel Shoptaw over at his site, C70 at the Bat; you can check it out here. Hope all is going well for Daniel while he is on vacation.

– I must say this: Mike Stanton is really impressing me. There isn’t much else to say about that; his power is monstrous.

– Marlins fans are still looking for a recognition of a poor call by umpire Bob Davidson. I doubt we’ll be getting it.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win one of three games