Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (30-49) vs. Phillies (43-38) game thread.
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- CF Scott Kingery
- SS Jean Segura
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- C J.T. Realmuto
- LF Jay Bruce
- 2B César Hernández
- 3B Maikel Franco
- P Vince Velasquez (4.40 ERA, 5.40 FIP, 26.6 K%, 40.5 Hard Hit% in 47.0 IP)
Notes: You’ll recall that the Phillies were swept by the Fish in Philly last weekend, but they straightened themselves out by winning four straight against the Mets...Realmuto has been a non-factor at the plate when facing his former team, slashing .167/.194/.267 with 11 strikeouts in 31 plate appearances. Outside of that, though, he’s looked similar to the All-Star-caliber catcher who we remember from previous seasons...Velasquez is still getting fully stretched out after a period of relief work. He held the Marlins pretty quiet through five innings last Saturday.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Harold Ramírez
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- RF Brian Anderson
- 3B Neil Walker
- 2B Starlin Castro
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF JT Riddle
- P Elieser Hernandez (4.34 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 24.4 K%, 27.8 Hard Hit% in 18.2 IP)
Notes: It’s been a hectic 24 hours around here. Let’s begin by congratulating Sixto Sánchez, Isan Díaz and Monte Harrison on being selected for the 2019 All-Star Futures Game. All three were acquired by the Marlins via their rebuilding trades...Alfaro (concussion) is back in action after missing one week, but the struggling Tayron Guerrero (right middle finger blister) lands on the injured list. Jeff Brigham gets yet another call-up as a result.
These are the final games at Marlins Park prior to the All-Star break, and they are jam-packed with special promotions. Radio broadcaster Glenn Geffner wants you out there! He touched on that and a variety of topics during his appearance on our podcast.
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.
Friday’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? (Phillies/Marlins)
- Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 93.9 mph fastest pitch for Elieser Hernandez? (Over/Under)
- Will there be any player or coach ejections? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)