Miami Marlins @ Chicago White Sox Game Preview: Saturday, May 25th 7:10 PM EST (Game 49)
By Ehsan Kassim
May 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich (51) is greeted by third baseman Placido Polanco (30) after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back and even their three game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Marlins dropped the first game of the series in extra innings, despite Derek Dietrich giving them an early 2-0 lead with his second major league home run.
The team hopes that Dietrich’s home run is a sign of things to come for the Marlins offense, as they will take any power they can at this point.
Tonight features an interesting pitching matchup with Ricky Nolasco squaring off against Jake Peavy. If Nolasco pitches like he did his last time out, the Marlins will be given a great chance of winning. However, it won’t be as easy as said, as Jake Peavy is enjoying another great season and has pitched well in his career against the Fish.
Apr 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) throws the ball in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
|3.96||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||3.31|
|3.52||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||3.32|
|Career vs. opponent|
|13.50||Earned Run Average||3.16|
May 19, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy (44, right) reacts after walking Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta (not pictured) allowing a score by Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mark Trumbo (back) during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)|
Bold Prediction: Nolasco continues to strike hitters out, racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He also allows just two runs on five hits. The Marlins are able to go ahead of the Sox in the fourth inning when Marcell Ozuna hits a three run home run. Marlins win 4-2.