Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (45-75) vs. Rockies (54-67) game thread.
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- SS Jon Berti
- 2B Isan Díaz
- RF Brian Anderson
- 1B Neil Walker
- 3B Starlin Castro
- LF Harold Ramirez
- CF Lewis Brinson
- C Bryan Holaday
- P Sandy Alcantara (4.44 ERA, 4.87 FIP, 16.8 K%, 33.3 Hard Hit% in 135.2 IP)
Notes: Walker returns from the injured list after two weeks out of action with an index finger sprain. Messy weather in Jupiter limited him to just one minor league rehab game, so don’t be surprised by some rust. South Florida native Deven Marrero was designated for assignment to make room on the active roster...The highs have been wonderful, but the inconsistency is unacceptable for somebody trying to stick in the rotation long term. For a Marlins organization with plenty of talented arms on the way, Sandy Alcantara has a lot to prove the rest of this season. Our own Daniel Smith takes a closer look at him here.
- RF Charlie Blackmon
- SS Trevor Story
- 3B Nolan Arenado
- 1B Yonder Alonso
- LF Raimel Tapia
- 2B Ryan McMahon
- C Tony Wolters
- CF Yonathan Daza
- P Jon Gray (4.06 ERA, 4.22 FIP, 23.5 K%, 43.3 Hard Hit% in 142.0 IP)
Notes: Anointed as the top challenger to the Dodgers in the National League West, the Rockies have to be the NL’s most disappointing team. Few of their players are exceeding expectations, but Gray is on pace to set career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts (with decent rate stats to boot)...Brace yourself for a much different style of play. There have been an average of 13.4 runs scored during games at Coors Field this season; even including the high-octane Dodgers series, the Marlins Park average is only 8.9 runs.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 8:40 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? (Alcantara/Gray)
- Over/Under 5.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:05 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins hit a triple? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)