Miami Marlins @ New York Mets Game Preview: Sunday, June 9th 1:05 PM EST (Game 62)

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June 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) celebrates scoring with left fielder Juan Pierre (9) during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillis defeated the Marlins 7-3 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After a 20-inning marathon win yesterday, the Miami Marlins will be seeking their eight win in twelve games against the New York Mets and their fifth straight win against their division foes. The Marlins would actually be seeking their second consecutive series sweep against the Mets, although the first game of this series was won by the weather.

The Marlins will send Tom Koehler to the mound for this game. If last night’s game went past twenty innings, there was a good chance Koehler could have been used out of the pen. Luckily for the Marlins, Kevin Slowey pitched seven strong innings and the Marlins won it in the top of the 20th.

Jon Niese will be pitching for the Mets. Niese has not had a strong 2013 and has been dealing with shoulder issues this season. Niese has never pitched too well against the Marlins. The Fish hope that trend continues on Sunday afternoon.

Logan Morrison will be back for the Fish in this one, with Chris Coghlan headed to the 15-day DL.

Probable Starters

June 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler (34) delivers to the plate during the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
11/5Games/Games Started11/11
59.1Innings Pitched61.1
3.70Earned Run Averages (ERA)4.40
3.91Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.45
28Strikeouts35
13Walks28
Career vs. opponent
9.2Innings Pitched64.2
8Strikeouts54
3.72Earned Run Average4.31

May 27, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.262.289
2Ed Lucas.396.274
3Derek Dietrich
.297.303
4Marcell Ozuna
.364.307
5Logan Morrison—-.336
6Justin Ruggiano
.296.315
7Adeiny Hechavarria.246.275
8Jeff Mathis
.118.251

Bold Prediction: Morrison returns to the Marlins lineup and picks up two hits in his very first game back, including a two-run double in the first inning to put the Marlins ahead for good. Koehler keeps up his productive pitching allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings. Marlins win 8-3!

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