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Marlins Vs. Pirates, 20 July 2012

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 15: Ricky Nolasco #47 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 15, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 15: Ricky Nolasco #47 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 15, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Lineups:

Marlins:

Jose Reyes SS
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Carlos Lee 1B
Logan Morrison LF
Justin Ruggiano RF
Greg Dobbs 3B
Omar Infante 2B
John Buck C
Ricky Nolasco P

Pirates:

Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones RF
Casey McGehee 1B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Rod Barajas C
Clint Barmes SS
Kevin Correia P

I hadn't realized how bad the Marlins looked until I started looking into it a bit more closely today. Giancarlo Stanton has anchored their lineup, but he's currently recovering from knee surgery. Hanley Ramirez (hand) isn't in the lineup either.

Even with those guys for most of the season, the Marlins have a 39-53 Pythagorean record (compared to an actual record of 44-48). The Marlins are the fifth-worst offense in baseball in terms of runs scored, and they're tied with the Phillies for the eighth-worst total in runs allowed.

Nolasco allowed four runs in 5.1 innings in his last start, which came against the Nationals. He was coming off three straight strong starts before that.

We'll see if this one starts in time.