The Miami Marlins' roster is much thinner than it was in their last series against the Braves. Miami's roster for Wednesday's series finale is even thinner than it was in Monday's opener after the team dealt Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers on Wednesday morning.
The Marlins and Braves split the first two games of the series. Starter Ricky Nolasco will get a chance to win the rubber game. The 29-year-old righty allowed four runs in each of his last two starts, both losses, and he continues to have an up and down season. He gave up four runs in four innings in his last start against the Braves.
Atlanta's strikeout leader Tommy Hanson, with 103, gets the start opposite Nolasco. He has a 4.50 ERA, nearly identical to Nolasco's 4.55 ERA. Hanson was smacked around by the Nationals for eight runs in four innings in his last start. He has yet to face Miami this season, but posted a 2-1 record with a 1.42 ERA in three starts against the Fish last year.
Miami's post-Hanley lineup looks like this:
Lineup vs ATL: Reyes SS, Solano 3B, Lee 1B, Morrison LF, Ruggiano CF, Bonifacio 2B, Petersen RF, Hayes C, Nolasco P— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 25, 2012
Atlanta counters with the following lineup:
Today's lineup at MIA (12:40, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 4 Heyward 9 McCann 2 Freeman 3 Francisco 5 Constanza 7 Janish 6 Hanson 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 25, 2012
The game starts at 12:40 p.m. Eastern. Fans can see it on Fox Sports Florida.
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