Through the years, Fish Stripes has hosted a “game within the game” during the Marlins regular season. Gives us a distraction from low-quality baseball, presenting an opportunity to win even when the team gets blown out.
The concept will survive into 2019, but under a new name and format. Icthyomancy is out, “Fish Picks” is in.
I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training.
The Grapefruit League prop bets were just for fun. That changes now—the monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes.
The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.
- RF Charlie Blackmon
- LF David Dahl
- 3B Nolan Arenado
- SS Trevor Story
- 1B Ryan McMahon
- CF Ian Desmond
- 2B Garrett Hampson
- C Chris Iannetta
- P Tyler Anderson
Notes: It’s been a well-balanced attack for the Rockies so far, with seven different players scoring runs through two games...Desmond doesn’t grade out as a strong defensive center fielder, but he silenced a lot of haters with this web gem.
bUt DeSmOnD cAn'T pLaY cEnTeR pic.twitter.com/JuxdQKR0UA— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 30, 2019
- SS Miguel Rojas
- RF Rosell Herrera
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- CF Lewis Brinson
- 1B Martín Prado
- LF Curtis Granderson
- C Chad Wallach
- P Pablo López
Notes: All four Marlins runs this season have scored on solo homers, which is pretty much the exact opposite of what we had been expecting from the offense...Wei-Yin Chen is the only reliever on the roster who hasn’t been used yet...The 6,503 paid attendance on Friday night was even worse than I imagined; hopefully, that rebounds somewhat on Saturday to spare us from more stale jokes and South Florida stereotypes.
How to watch/listen/follow
The Marlins seek their first win beginning at 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Fish Stripes has Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography) credentialed as a photographer for Saturday’s game.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Will the Marlins get at least one stolen base? (Yes/No)
- Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Pablo López (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 8,000 fans in the paid attendance (Over/Under)
- Does Wei-Yin Chen make his season debut? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Rockies/Marlins)