Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Sunday, September 1st 5:10 PM EST (Game 135)

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The Miami Marlins are glad that the month of August is behind them. While it was still a better month than April or May, all the good work the team did in the months of June and July were essentially erased, as the Marlins head into September with the second worst record in baseball (49-85).

The Marlins will have to score a run off Alex Wood, something they have had an extremely hard time doing in their nine innings against him this season. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the bump for the Fish. The Braves are a team that Eovaldi has fared well against.

Probable Starters

Aug 27, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Alex Wood (58) pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2013 stats
23/8Games/Games Started13/13
63.1Innings Pitched76.2
2.27Earned Run Averages (ERA)3.76
2.35Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)3.62
66Strikeouts55
20Walks30
Career vs. opponent
9.0Innings Pitched29.0
10Strikeouts27
0.00Earned Run Average2.79

Aug 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (24) throws during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:

Brad Mills

-USA TODAY Sports

 

Marlins Lineup

LineupPlayerCurrent wOBAProj. wOBA (Rest of Season)
1Adeiny Hechavarria.253.274
2Christian Yelich.307.314
3Giancarlo Stanton.369.397
4Placido Polanco.354.347
5Donovan Solano.265.278
6Ed Lucas.273.274
7Jake Marisnick.214.288
8Jeff Mathis.247.258

Bold Prediction: Despite a strong start from Eovaldi, the Marlins offense will continue their run scoring struggles they had in August. Brian McCann goes deep for the Braves. The Braves win 3-2!

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