Los Angeles Dodgers @ Miami Marlins Game Preview Monday August 19th, 7:10 PM EST (Game 122)
By Chris Logel
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.
Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
|2.91||Earned Run Averages (ERA)||2.45|
|3.33||Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||2.77|
|Career vs. opponent|
|3.40||Earned Run Average||3.65|
Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA (Rest of Season)|
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!