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Miami Marlins @ Arizona Diamondbacks Game Preview: Wednesday, June 19th 3:40 PM EST (Game 71)


June 18, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) catches a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado (14) during the seventh inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins lost a heart breaker on Tuesday night that hardly anyone saw. Nathan Eovaldi made a strong impression in his first start of the season, but unfortunately the Marlins offense did not give him enough support.

Jose Fernandez will be given the start on Wednesday afternoon to try and get the Marlins their second consecutive series win. In his last start, Jose struck out a career 10 hitters. The Marlins hope he can repeat that performance on Wednesday to propel them to another series win.

Trevor Cahill will get the ball for the D-Backs. Cahill struck out 10 and gave up just two runs on five hits in his last start against the San Diego Padres. He however was the losing pitcher in that game, as his offense only gave him one run of support.

Probable Starters

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

2013 stats
13/13Games/Games Started14/14
72.1Innings Pitched86.1
3.11Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.96
3.21Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.90
Career vs. opponent
Innings Pitched18.0
Earned Run Average4.50

Jun 8, 2013; Phoenix AZ, USA; The Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (35) throws a pitch prior to the start of the game against The San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports Images


Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Justin Ruggiano.301.317
2Ed Lucas.304.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.385.400
4Marcell Ozuna.378.308
5Derek Dietrich.302.302
6Adeiny Hechavarria.251.276
7Greg Dobbs.252.273
8Jeff Mathis.174.252

Bold Prediction: Behind a strong start from Jose Fernandez, the Marlins finish off their second consecutive series win. Fernandez will throw seven shutout innings and strike out 10 batters for the second consecutive start. Marlins win 6-2!