Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Tuesday, July 9 7:10 PM EST (Game 88)

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The Miami Marlins dropped a frustrating fourteen inning game last night, allowing six runs in the top half of the inning. This was after the Marlins bullpen did a solid job of retiring 24 straight batters.

The Marlins will try to bounce back tonight with Henderson Alvarez making is second start of the season. He did well his first time out, sans a wild first inning. If he can pitch like he did the final four innings of his last start, the Marlins will be well positioned.

Julio Teheran will be pitching for the Braves. He allowed six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts to the Fish last time out.

Probable Starters

Jul 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
1/1Games/Games Started16/16
5.0Innings Pitched100.1
5.40Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.23
2.27Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.68
2Strikeouts88
0Walks19
Career vs. opponent
5.0Innings Pitched5.0
2Strikeouts7
5.40Earned Run Average5.40

Jul 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

 

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Justin Ruggiano.306.317
2Ed Lucas.310.274
3Giancarlo Stanton.341.394
4Logan Morrison.397.349
5Marcell Ozuna.317.307
6Derek Dietrich.310.304
7Adeiny Hechavarria.251.275
8Rob Brantly.258.289

Bold Prediction: Alvarez pitches well, throwing six shutout innings and limiting the Braves to just four hits. Marcell Ozuna and Logan Morrison go deep. Marlins win 5-3!

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