St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Friday, June 13th 7:10 PM EST (Game 66)


These two teams will be meeting for the first time this season, but have faced off plenty of times in 2013, during Spring Training. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals missed a potential Jose FernandezShelby Miller matchup by just two days. Fernandez, 20, is having a great rookie season, but has been outpaced by fellow rookie, Miller. The Marlins will instead get to face Jake Westbrook, who will be making his first start since the beginning of May.

Probable Starters

May 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
6/6Games/Games Started12/12
39.0Innings Pitched65.1
1.62Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.17
3.55Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.45
Career vs. opponent
40.0Innings Pitched—-
2.70Earned Run Average—-

May 27, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.268.289
2Ed Lucas.348.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.322.400
4Marcell Ozuna.515.336
5Derek Dietrich.307.273
6Adeiny Hechavarria.242.275
7Greg Dobbs.245.272
8Jeff Mathis.154.252

Logan Morrison was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to a back issue. Hopefully this injury is not a lingering one, as the Marlins need him to get their offense jump started. Will have more updates on Morrison as they become available.

Bold Prediction: Jose Fernandez delivers a huge start in his first career game against the Cards. Stanton goes deep twice and the Marlins even their record for the home stand at 2. Marlins win 5-1!