Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (31-49) vs. Phillies (43-39) 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 Zach Eflin (3.26 ERA, 4.38 FIP, 20.1 K%, 35.8 Hard Hit% in 91.0 IP)
Notes: Exact same lineup from the series opener...On Friday, Harper struck out for the 100th time this season, putting him on pace for a career high in that category (as well as K%). Problem is, there hasn’t been any positive trade-off for all that whiffing—his .243/.361/.460 Phillies slash line is substantially worse than his .279/.388/.512 line as a Nat. The Marlins are stuck with Bryce in the NL East for many years to come, so any indication that he’ll far short of lofty expectations is helpful to their competitive chances.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Harold Ramírez
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- RF Brian Anderson
- 3B Neil Walker
- 2B Starlin Castro
- CF JT Riddle
- C Bryan Holaday
- P Jordan Yamamoto (0.95 ERA, 2.45 FIP, 27.5 K%, 45.2 Hard Hit% in 19.0 IP)
Notes: We have some interesting decisions on the horizon for the Marlins starting rotation. Caleb Smith (hip inflammation) makes his second and final minor league rehab start for Jacksonville on Sunday and Pablo López (shoulder strain) has been cleared to start a throwing program. How this affects Yamamoto’s role is unclear, so cherish each of his major league starts while you can...In a curious reversal from 2018, Holaday has done very well at the plate since his call-up (.308/.400/.487, 136 wRC+), but the same cannot be said defensively. He’s allowing wild pitches nearly twice as frequently as Jorge Alfaro with only one baserunner caught stealing.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Saturday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) and our photographer is Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography).
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which starting pitcher records more strikeouts? (Eflin/Yamamoto)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 0.5 Brian Anderson runs batted in? (Over/Under)
- Will there be any intentional walks? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)