Welcome to Tuesday’s Twins (64-41) vs. Marlins (41-63) game thread.
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Coming up on the final few games, this is the most competitive month that the contest has had all season! Can anybody dethrone our two-time defending champ Scooter (@ghog56)? The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.
- RF Max Kepler
- SS Jorge Polanco
- C Mitch Garver
- LF Eddie Rosario
- 3B Miguel Sanó
- 2B Luis Arraez
- 1B Marwin Gonzalez
- CF Byron Buxton
- P Jake Odorizzi (3.84 ERA, 4.03 FIP, 25.5 K%, 35.9 Hard Hit% in 103.0 IP)
Notes: Guess who’s back in town?!
Sergio Romo flew out to Chicago on Sunday to meet his new teammates, only to make the return trip with them for this series. Very likely, his Twins debut will come against his former team...Byron Buxton was engineered for Marlins Park, his tremendous combination of speed and instincts putting him in the conversation for MLB’s best defensive center fielder. Marlins batters would be wise to pull the ball against Odorizzi to limit Buxton’s impact as much as possible...Speaking of Odorizzi, he allowed a career-worst nine earned runs in his previous start.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- RF Brian Anderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Neil Walker
- 2B Starlin Castro
- LF Curtis Granderson
- CF Harold Ramirez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- P Zac Gallen (2.76 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 28.0 K%, 34.2 Hard Hit% in 29.1 IP)
Notes: Lewin Díaz debuted with Double-A Jacksonville on Monday. He started at first base and batted in the No. 3 spot, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The plan is for him to be the regular first baseman in Jacksonville for the remainder of the season...The MLB trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, meaning this will be the final game prior to that. Walker, Castro and Granderson—each of them in the final guaranteed year of their contracts—are undoubtedly on the market...As announced this morning, writer Daniel Toll and international editor David Phillips are teaming up to expand the Spanish-language coverage on Fish Stripes.
Miami Heat first-round draft pick Tyler Herro will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight.
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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Odorizzi/Gallen)
- Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 0.5 new Marlins trades announced by midnight ET? (Over/Under)
- Will Sergio Romo make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Twins/Marlins)