March 25, 2013; Jupiter , FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Wade LeBlanc (23) delivers a pitch during the spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium. Detroit defeated Miami 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins offensive ineptitude has reached all new levels to start the 2013 season. The team has scored NO runs on just seven hits through 18 innings against National pitching. The Marlins will not only be looking to avoid a sweep on Thursday, they will look to make sure they are not the first team in Major League history to get shutout in three straight games to start a season.
Casey Kotchman is expected to be out of the lineup today after he sustained a hamstring injury. The Marlins listed him day-to-day. The team does not expect him to be out for a prolonged time.
NL East Standings
Opening Week 2013: Miami Marlins (0-0) @ Washington Nationals (0-0), April 4th, Game #3 4PM EST
Stadium: Nationals Park
Five-year Run PF*: 1.00
Five-year HR PF*: .99
Left field line—337 ft.
Left-center field—377 ft.
Center field—402 ft.
Right-center field—370 ft.
Right field line—335 ft.
*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here
Projected Pitching Matchups
ZiPS In-Season Projections
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Projected Lineup against Zimmerman
Prediction: Marlins come out on top in this game, 3-1.