Miami Marlins @ Minnesota Twins Game Preview: Tuesday, April 23th 8 PM EST (Game 21)


Apr 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies in the third inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins dropped the first game of the double header to the Minnesota Twins by the final score of 4-3. Jose Fernandez labored through his fourth career start. Alex will have the game recap for the first game up in a little while.

The second game of the day will feature a Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey pitching matchup. Neither pitcher has been dominant early in the season and this game has the potential of becoming a slugfest if both pitchers struggle in this one. Pelfrey has allowed 10 runs in  just seven innings of work his last two outings on 15 base hits.

Hopefully Nolasco has his best start in what looks like a must-win for the Marlins.

Pitching Matchup:

2013 Season Statistics

4.173.86NolascoApril 23Pelfrey7.303.34

Marlins Lineup for Game 2:

  1. Chris Coghlan LF
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Giancarlo Stanton RF
  4. Greg Dobbs DH
  5. Justin Ruggiano CF
  6. Rob Brantly C
  7. Chris Valaika SS
  8. Joe Mahoney 1B
  9. Donovan Solano 2B

Bold Prediction: The Marlins will look to bounce back and even the double header and the series against the Twins with a strong offensive breakout. Stanton will go deep for the first time this season and the Marlins will come out on top, 8-4