Los Angeles Dodgers @ Miami Marlins Game Preview Monday August 19th, 7:10 PM EST (Game 122)


Aug 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates with shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) after defeating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are coming off a thrilling back and forth victory Sunday afternoon to prevent the sweep against the San Francisco Giants.  They will look to try to continue that momentum as they kick off a home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Miami will send their ace to the mound with Jose Fernandez.  Fernandez has been spectacular this season amassing an 8-5 record, no small feat considering the Marlins anemic offense.  Look for a low scoring game as the Dodgers counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu.  Ryu has been excellent this season as well with a sub 3.00 ERA and a 12-3 record on the season.  The Dodgers have won 25 of 29 games since the all-star break and are in the midst of a historic 50 game run.

Probable Starters

Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
23/23Games/Games Started23/23
148.1Innings Pitched139.2
2.91Earned Run Averages (ERA)2.45
3.33Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)2.77
Career vs. opponent
6.2Innings Pitched6.0
3.40Earned Run Average3.65

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Christian Yelich.318.316
2Donovan Solano.283.284
3Giancarlo Stanton.349.392
4Logan Morrison.347.345
5Ed Lucas.274.274
6Adeiny Hechavarria.255.274
7Jake Marisnick.229.291
8Jeff Mathis.253.260

Bold Prediction:  A battle of the bullpen insues after both Fernandez and Ryu allow one run through 7 innings each. Fernandez strikes out 10 and  Morrison is the hero as he hits a late inning home run off of the Dodger bullpen and the Marlins win 3-1!