It's a Jose Fernandez start for the Marlins today as they try to snap a four-game losing streak.
Fernandez comes in having struck out 13 or more batters in each of his past two starts (27 overall). The first 13 came against the Pirates at Marlins Park July 28. Cole gave up three runs in seven innings in that game which the Marlins won 3-2.
Fernandez won't have to face Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen after he was scratched from the lineup with shoulder discomfort.
The team made some lineup changes as Jake Marisnick did not start for the first time since being called up July 23. While fellow outfielder Christian Yelich has hit well and worked his way into the leadoff spot, Marisnick has struggled to find a groove at the plate hitting only .192 with one home run and three RBI in 52 at-bats.
Justin Ruggiano took his place and will try to snap his club record 0-for-35 stretch.
Placido Polanco will start at third and Ed Lucas moves to second with Donovan Solano sitting also. Jeff Mathis back behind the plate.
Marlins (43-69): Yelich lf, Lucas 2b, Stanton rf, Morrison 1b, Polanco 3b, Hechavarria ss, Ruggiano cf, Mathis c, Fernandez rhp.
Pirates (69-44): Marte cf, Presley lf, Walker 2b, Alvarez 3b, Jones 1b, T. Sanchez c, Harrison rf, Barmes ss, Cole rhp.