Miami Marlins @ Chicago White Sox Game Preview: Saturday, May 25th 7:10 PM EST (Game 49)


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.

Probable Starters

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

2013 stats
10Games Started8
61.1Innings Pitched52.2
3.96Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.31
3.52Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.32
Career vs. opponent
5.1Innings Pitched51.1
13.50Earned Run Average3.16

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

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre
2Placido Polanco
3Derek Dietrich
4Marcell Ozuna
5Chris Coghlan.282.303
6Justin Ruggiano
7Greg Dobbs.244.273
8Adeiny Hechavarria
9Rob Brantly

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.