Coming off of a much-needed three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, the Marlins visit the Cincinnati Reds, looking to shake up the NL Central race for the second time this week. The Fish faced the St. Louis Cardinals over the last weekend, and now we’ll get a chance to meet the other half of the close divisional race.
Florida Marlins @ Cincinnati Reds (64-51), August 10-12, Games 111-113
NL East Standings
Stadium: Great American Ballpark
Five-year Run PF*: 1.04
Five-year HR PF*: 1.11
Left Field: 329 ft.
Center Field: 404
Right Field: 325
*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here
August 10: Josh Johnson vs. Edinson Volquez
August 11: Sean West vs. Mike Leake
August 12: Anibal Sanchez vs. Homer Bailey
ZiPS In-Season Projections
|FIP||Proj. FIP||Win%||Marlins||Date||Reds||Win%||Proj. FIP||FIP|
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA v. RHP||Proj. wOBA v. LHP|
– Hopefully the smaller Great American Ballpark will further assist the power surge of guys like Mike Stanton and Hanley Ramirez.
– Good pitching matchup tonight between Josh Johnson and Edinson Volquez. Hopefully JJ can get enough support from the bullpen to get the win. As sad as it may be, Johnson probably will not win the Cy Young award if he does not get more winz, so I’ll cheer for the win even though it is a dumb stat.
Bold Prediction: Marlins win two out of three games.