Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Monday, July 8 7:10 PM EST (Game 88)


The Miami Marlins were cooled off by the St. Louis Cardinals this past weekend, ending their string of 10 wins in 13 games. The Fish will hope to get a new streak started on Monday afternoon, as they take on the Atlanta Braves at home.

Kevin Slowey will take the mound for the Marlins, taking the place of the recently traded Ricky Nolasco. Slowey will make his first start since May 22nd, but did pitch seven innings in the Marlins 20 inning win against the Mets on June 8th.

Mike Minor will take the mound for the Braves, gave up four earned runs on six hits over six innings. His biggest mistake of the game was walking Ricky Nolasco, as Justin Ruggiano followed up with a go-ahead three run home run.

Probable Starters

Jun 26, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
17/13Games/Games Started17/17
85.0Innings Pitched108.1
4.24Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.15
4.02Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.49
Career vs. opponent
19.2Innings Pitched47.1
5.95Earned Run Average4.56

Jul 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) pitches in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports


Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Justin Ruggiano.308.318
2Ed Lucas.312.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.340.399
4Marcell Ozuna.320.306
5Logan Morrison.429.347
6Adeiny Hechavarria.304.275
7Derek Dietrich.249.301
8Jeff Mathis.247.260

Bold Prediction: Slowey does not enjoy a strong start in his return to the starting role, giving up five runs over four innings of work. Minor exacts his revenge and keeps the Marlins bats quiet for the game. Marlins lose 6-2!