Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (23-41) vs. Cardinals (32-32) game thread.
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- 3B Yairo Muñoz
- SS Paul DeJong
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt
- LF Marcell Ozuna
- C Yadier Molina
- 2B Kolten Wong
- RF Dexter Fowler
- CF Harrison Bader
- P Dakota Hudson (3.70 ERA, 5.01 FIP, 15.3 K%, 45.6 Hard Hit% in 65.2 IP)
Notes: St. Louis icon Yadier Molina is back in action after two weeks on the injured list (right thumb tendon strain). He’s been having a sub-par season in the batter’s box, slashing .265/.294/.397 with four home runs (just one on the road)...Currently leading the Cardinals rotation with a 3.70 earned run average, the young right-hander Hudson is definitely due for some regression. Does it begin tonight?
- LF Curtis Granderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- RF Harold Ramírez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Rosell Herrera
- P Elieser Hernandez (Triple-A stats: 1.13 ERA, 2.10 FIP in 48.0 IP)
Notes: Elieser Hernandez has been recalled to take Caleb Smith’s scheduled start. He is one of only nine players in MLB and MiLB combined with 50-plus innings pitched this season and zero home runs allowed...Right-hander Tyler Kinley was optioned to New Orleans, and you have to think his days on the 40-man roster are numbered. Rule 5 Draft pick Riley Ferrell just began a minor league rehab assignment. Assuming no setbacks, he will need a roster spot in the coming weeks.
Sad but predictable results from the initial NL update to All-Star fan voting. The top 10 vote-getters from each position so far are listed—top 20 for outfielders—with zero Marlins players in sight. Notable ex-Marlins include J.T. Realmuto (third among catchers), Christian Yelich (second among outfielders) and Marcell Ozuna (14th among outfielders). Make your voice heard here.
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.
Tuesday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori).
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team scores first? (Cardinals/Marlins)
- Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 0.5 Marlins home runs? (Over/Under)
- Will Elieser Hernandez make a quality start? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Cardinals/Marlins)