Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (23-40) vs. Cardinals (31-32) game thread.
Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for June, July, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!
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- 3B Matt Carpenter
- RF José Martínez
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt
- LF Marcell Ozuna
- 2B Kolten Wong
- SS Yairo Muñoz
- CF Harrison Bader
- C Matt Wieters
- P Michael Wacha (6.30 ERA, 6.27 FIP, 20.4 K%, 35.5 Hard Hit% in 50.0 IP)
Notes: Checking in with the former Fish outfielder Ozuna, he’s slashing .259/.329/.530 (123 wRC+), tied for 11th among all major leaguers with 17 homers and already matching a career high with five stolen bases...Wacha has been alarmingly bad in 2019. Brutal timing for the pending free agent. He will be starting for the first time since May 22 and he hasn’t been stretched beyond 90 pitches since April, so expect the Cards bullpen to be heavily involved.
- LF Austin Dean
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- RF Harold Ramírez
- CF JT Riddle
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS Miguel Rojas
- P Sandy Alcantara (3.80 ERA, 4.43 FIP, 15.5 K%, 29.6 Hard Hit% in 71.0 IP)
Notes: Alcantara makes his 27th career major league appearance tonight, but his first against the franchise that originally signed him to a professional contract in 2013. Alcantara’s greatest asset continues to be minimizing quality contact; he ranks in the 91st percentile among MLB pitchers in opponents’ average exit velocity and 89th percentile in hard hit rate...Don Mattingly confirmed to reporters that Elieser Hernandez is Tuesday’s probable starter. Optioning Tyler Kinley would be a logical corresponding move...Second-round draft pick SS Nasim Nuñez is officially signed and spending a busy day at Marlins Park.
Welcome to the squad, Nas pic.twitter.com/d0Bue8zR1p— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 10, 2019
#Marlins Nuñez getting some good insights from Curtis Granderson and Juan Pierre. pic.twitter.com/4l4YPmJcci— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) June 10, 2019
Nasim Nuñez's mother is doing an Instagram Live video from her son's account.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 10, 2019
She says, "The Marlins have been nothing but hospitable and very welcoming. We couldn't be happier."
Nasim Nuñez hitting BP at @MarlinsPark #Marlins pic.twitter.com/VCqG88YylW— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) June 10, 2019
Here’s the switch-hitting Nuñez from the left side #Marlins @TheAthleticMIA pic.twitter.com/b5DdLC8Xyg— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) June 10, 2019
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 pitching staff records more strikeouts? (Cardinals/Marlins)
- Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 97.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Will Marcell Ozuna reach base safely against Alcantara? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Cardinals/Marlins)