Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (15-31) vs. Tigers (18-28) game thread.
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- LF Curtis Granderson
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- CF Harold Ramírez
- DH Martín Prado
- 1B Neil Walker
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS Miguel Rojas
P Trevor Richards (4.44 ERA, 5.46 FIP, 20.7 K%, 34.3 Hard Hit% in 48.2 IP)
Notes: Miami’s five-game winning streak is the longest by the franchise in more than three years, and it’s the second-longest since Don Mattingly took over as manager...Rojas has gotten his batting average up to a respectable .250 lately, but he’s seemingly playing through some aches and pains, which may be limiting his ability to drive the ball (zero extra-base hits in May). With JT Riddle already on the 40-man roster, I’d seriously consider giving him a breather on the injured list.
- SS Gordon Beckham
- CF Niko Goodrum
- RF Nicholas Castellanos
- DH Miguel Cabrera
- 2B Ronny Rodríguez
- LF Christin Stewart
- 1B Brandon Dixon
- C Grayson Greiner
- 3B Dawel Lugo
P Matthew Boyd (3.41 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 29.9 K%, 33.3 Hard Hit% in 60.2 IP)
Notes: Boyd is like the American League’s version of Caleb Smith. In the absence of Michael Fulmer, the lefty has emerged as the Tigers ace, on pace to be their first pitcher with 200 strikeouts in a season since Justin Verlander. Both his slider and changeup have nasty potential.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV, where it’s being featured as the “Free Game of the Day” for anybody who’s out of market. 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 scores first? (Marlins/Tigers)
- Over/Under 16.5 total strikeouts? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 2:51 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Tigers)