Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins Game Preview: Sunday, July 14 1:05 PM EST (Game 101)

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The Miami Marlins will look to conclude their first half with their fourth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon. Henderson Alvarez will be on the mound for the Fish as they seek just their second series sweep of the season. The Marlins have gone 17-11 since May 31st. the second best mark in the majors in that span. Taylor Jordan will counter for the Nats.

Probable Starters

Jul 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan (38) delivers to the plate during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
3/3Games/Games Started2/2
15.2Innings Pitched11.0
3.45Earned Run Averages (ERA)5.73
3.25Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)2.88
6Strikeouts7
3Walks4
Career vs. opponent
Innings Pitched7.0
Strikeouts3
Earned Run Average5.14

Jul 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

 

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Juan Pierre.260.288
2Placido Polanco.274.283
3Giancarlo Stanton.361.398
4Marcell Ozuna.308.305
5Derek Dietrich.301.302
6Adeiny Hechavarria.261.277
7Greg Dobbs.264.277
8Jeff Mathis.255.256

Bold Prediction: Behind a strong start from Henderson Alvarez, the Miami Marlins are able to finish the sweep of the Washington Nationals off. Ozuna and Hechavarria go deep in this game and the Marlins go into the all-star break on a four game winning streak. Marlins win 4-1!

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