Welcome to Tuesday’s Dodgers (79-41) vs. Marlins (44-73) game thread.
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- RF Joc Pederson
- 2B Max Muncy
- 3B Justin Turner
- 1B Cody Bellinger
- CF A.J. Pollock
- SS Corey Seager
- C Will Smith
- LF Matt Beaty
- P Dustin May (Triple-A stats: 2.30 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 21.1 K% in 27.1 IP)
Notes: Tied for the best record in Major League Baseball, it’s been a mostly drama-free season for the Dodgers. They have spent zero days below the .500 mark and boast a 19-9 record since the All-Star break. In a convincing sweep, the NL West leaders outscored the Marlins 21-7 when they met in L.A. last month...Originally slated as tonight’s probable starter, Clayton Kershaw will instead take the mound on Wednesday, switching assignments with the rookie May. The young right-hander is a consensus Top 50 MLB prospect, tapping into more potential thanks to a spike in his fastball velocity.
- SS Jon Berti
- 2B Isan Díaz
- RF Brian Anderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Starlin Castro
- LF Harold Ramirez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF Lewis Brinson
- P Jordan Yamamoto (4.17 ERA, 4.18 FIP, 25.1 K%, 40.4 Hard Hit% in 54.0 IP)
Notes: After having made it through six career starts without surrendering a home run, Yamamoto has served up six of them in his last four (at least one each outing). That will obviously be a big factor in how the Marlins do in this game...The transition to third base has rejuvenated Castro’s bat—he’s slashing .500/.500/.731 with only two strikeouts through 26 plate appearances at that position...In case you missed it during the off day, the Marlins released their 2020 regular season schedule.
He’s not a Miami Marlin yet, but infielder Eddy Alvarez is poised for a September call-up after thriving the past several months at Triple-A New Orleans. Andre Fernandez of The Athletic tells the unique backstory of how the South Florida native overcame severe knee issues to become an Olympic medalist—as a speed skater!—and find success in baseball after years away from the sport (subscription required).
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.
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? (May/Yamamoto)
- Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 10,999 attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Dodgers/Marlins)