Saturday, Aug 18, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.
The Miami Marlins captured a 6-5 win last night versus the Colorado Rockies, but tonight's matchup features two rookie pitchers trying to recover some semblance of form for their teams. Nathan Eovaldi, aka Captain EO, will get yet another chance to redeem his efforts after a better start his last time out that still featured more walks than strikeouts. Meanwhile, Tyler Chatwood will get a chance at a start after a struggle of a rookie year that has somehow led to a 4.28 ERA.Pitching Matchup
The Marlins send out Nathan Eovaldi, who had his second best start as a Marlin in his last time out. That does not say much, because aside from his debut against the San Diego Padres, he has been pretty bad, including a five-inning shutout performance with six walks and a disastrous two-plus inning start against the Atlanta Braves. Eovaldi toned down the walks in his last start, down to three in five innings, but he still has not struck out more than two batters since that first start. He will look to beat a Rockies team that has been a bit worse than league average considering their park.
Tyler Chatwood was the returning man in the trade that sent Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels. To this date, no one truly understands that trade, and it has not helped that Iannetta has hit decently (.211/.336/.413, .329 wOBA in 131 PA) while Chatwood has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.27. He has made three starts recently and looked good in his last one, going six innings and striking out three with no walks.
Posting lineup when it becomes available
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Rockies 6-4