Thanks for joining us for Friday’s Marlins (10-27) vs. Mets (17-20) game thread.
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- LF Curtis Granderson
- 3B Martín Prado
- 2B Starlin Castro
- 1B Neil Walker
- RF Brian Anderson
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Rosell Herrera
- P Pablo López (4.03 ERA, 2.79 FIP, 25.0 K%, 31.7 Hard Hit% in 38.0 IP)
Notes: Top Marlins prospect Sixto Sánchez started again for High-A Jupiter on Thursday, as detailed by David Wilson of the Miami Herald...This marks Anderson’s first time in 2019 batting anywhere else besides the No. 2 and No. 3 lineup spots. The production has been disappointing, no doubt, but Statcast measurables and the eye test suggest he’s the same above-average bat who emerged for the Marlins as a rookie. Loading the top half of the order with vets on expiring contracts is no way to develop talent or generate excitement in a rebuilding year, in my opinion.
- LF Jeff McNeil
- 3B J.D. Davis
- 2B Robinson Cano
- 1B Pete Alonso
- RF Michael Conforto
- C Wilson Ramos
- CF Brandon Nimmo
- SS Amed Rosario
- P Zack Wheeler (4.64 ERA, 3.11 FIP, 25.8 K%, 38.5 Hard Hit% in 42.2 IP)
Notes: For most of his major league career, Wheeler has shown a knack for limiting homers, and that’s been true of him this season as well (3 HR in 7 GS). The Marlins, meanwhile, are totally power-deficient so far in May with only one dinger as a team courtesy of Jon Berti this past Monday...Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs quantifies the terrible Mets defense, particularly the once-promising shortstop Rosario.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team will use more pitchers? (Marlins/Mets)
- Over/Under 5.5 strikeouts for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 14.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Will Jorge Alfaro reach base safely? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)