Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (32-49) vs. Phillies (43-40) game thread.
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- CF Scott Kingery
- SS Jean Segura
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- C J.T. Realmuto
- 2B César Hernández
- LF Brad Miller
- 3B Maikel Franco
- P Jake Arrieta (4.33 ERA, 5.20 FIP, 17.9 K%, 38.1 Hard Hit% in 97.2 IP)
Notes: Alex Carr of The Good Phight tries to understand how it is that the Marlins have beaten the Phillies five straight times. Specifically, he points to plate discipline, which has “all but disintegrated” for the Phils in the aftermath of Andrew McCutchen’s season-ending knee injury.
With all due respect to a former ace, Arrieta isn’t so tough anymore! His 5.20 FIP ranks second-worst among all National League qualifiers (a smidge better than Yu Darvish). On the other hand, that has been inflated by an unfortunate 21.0 HR/FB%. Marlins Park is seemingly the ideal venue for him to get that issue straightened out.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- RF Harold Ramírez
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- LF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Starlin Castro
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF JT Riddle
- P Trevor Richards (3.84 ERA, 4.44 FIP, 21.2 K%, 34.3 Hard Hit% in 89.0 IP)
Notes: We’ve reached a major milestone in the Marlins season. Saturday’s win was their 81st game, marking the technical halfway mark. Both individually and collectively, they are on pace to set numerous records, making fond memories in the process (despite being hopelessly out of postseason contention).
Confirming a Fish Stripes report from last fall, the team just announced that they’ll be playing in Florida Marlins throwback uniforms from July 26-28 against the Diamondbacks. This comes on the heels of a teal-tastic 25th anniversary weekend celebration in 2018. Christian Cevallos has the rest of your Marlins news in his weekly roundup.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Sunday’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.
- Will the Marlins score in the first inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the second inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the third inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the fourth inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the fifth inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the sixth inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the eighth inning? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins score in the ninth inning? (Yes/No)
- Over/Under 2:54 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)