Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (28-46) vs. Phillies (39-36) game thread.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Curtis Granderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- RF César Puello
- CF JT Riddle
- C Wilkin Castillo
- P Elieser Hernandez (3.95 ERA, 2.88 FIP, 22.4 K%, 19.0 Hard Hit% in 13.2 IP)
Notes: Recently recalled Wilkin Castillo is a .314 career hitter in the majors! However, not only has that been in a microscopic sample size (37 plate appearances), all of that experience came during an entirely different decade. He most recently played an MLB regular season game with the Cincinnati Reds on June 20, 2018. Without researching it, I’d have to imagine this is among the largest gaps between MLB appearances that anyone’s ever had...No additional Marlins transactions, which means a nine-man bullpen for tonight. Seem like recalling hot-hitting Lewis Brinson would bring better balance to the roster.
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- LF Jay Bruce
- C J.T. Realmuto
- SS Jean Segura
- CF Scott Kingery
- 3B Brad Miller
- P Vince Velasquez (4.71 ERA, 5.57 FIP, 26.2 K%, 41.7 Hard Hit% in 42.0 IP)
- 2B César Hernández
Notes: Velasquez spent several weeks as a reliever earlier this season when the Phillies’ bullpen depth was at its most vulnerable. He’s now being stretched back out into a starter, but isn’t quite there yet. The right-hander threw just 38 pitches in his previous outing, and hasn’t reached the 100-pitch mark since June 14, 2018. So expect plenty of arms to be used regardless of how this contest plays out.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 4:05 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 scores first? (Marlins/Phillies)
- Over/Under 0.5 Garrett Cooper RBIs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 7.5 total pitchers used? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins hit a home run? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)