Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: Wednesday, August 7th 7:05PM EST (Game 111)

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The Miami Marlins looked well on their way to their third victory of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they nabbed an early 3-0 lead. Henderson Alvarez delivered a strong start, minus his the three run third that gave the Pirates a chance to even the game.

The Marlins scored only 3 runs despite picking up a double figure hit total, stranding 11 runners on base. Three runners were stranded on a spectacular diving catch by MVP candiate Andrew McCutchen.

Tom Koehler will look to bounce the Marlins back into the win column, as he takes on Charlie Morton in the second game of the three game series.

Probable Starters

Jul 27, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler (34) throws the ball in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
19/13Games/Games Started9/9
87.0Innings Pitched48.2
4.34Earned Run Averages (ERA)4.07
4.01Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)4.17
59Strikeouts38
31Walks12
Career vs. opponent
5.0Innings Pitched37.0
6Strikeouts35
9.00Earned Run Average5.11

Jul 22, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) throws during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Christian Yelich.308.314
2Ed Lucas.295.289
3Giancarlo Stanton.360.396
4Logan Morrison.361.348
5Donovan Solano.278.283
6Adeiny Hechavarria.260.276
7Jake Marisnick.241.293
8Rob Brantly
.253.288

Bold Prediction: Neither pitcher has been strong in 2013 and both are very hittable. I expect the Marlins bats, especially Giancarlo to break out in this game. Marlins win 8-4!

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