If there was ever a pitching matchup of the present and future, this is it.
Tony Cingrani is making his first MLB start after appearing in three games last season in a relief role. Meanwhile, Jose Fernandez makes his third MLB start.
Thus far in 2013, Cingrani has been dominant in the minors (as you will see here on BRM in a bit as I take a look at the lefty hurler).
In his first two starts, Fernandez owns no record with and microscopic 0.82 ERA and 0.73 WHIP. In his debut, Fernandez left after five innings and the Marlins held a 3-1 lead over the Mets upon his departure. The Mets won in the late innings. In start #2, he pitched six innings and allowed no runs to the Phillies. The Marlins won this game in walk-off fashion on a Chris Coghlan infield single.
Here’s your look at tonight’s starting lineups for the Miami Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds. Game time is 7:10 PM ET.
|1. Chris Coghlan (L) LF||1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF|
|2. Chris Valaika (R) SS||2. Zack Cozart (R) SS|
|3. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF||3. Joey Votto (L) 1B|
|4. Placido Polanco (R) 3B||4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B|
|5. Greg Dobbs (L) 1B||5. Jay Bruce (L) RF|
|6. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF||6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B|
|7. Rob Brantly (L) C||7. Xavier Paul (L) LF|
|8. Donovan Solano (R) 2B||8. Devin Mesoraco (R) C|
|9. Jose Fernandez (R) P||9. Tony Cingrani (L) P|
Choo’s back. For those in the growing band of “Camp Mes”, you got ‘im tonight. And Xavier Paul gets the start in left.