Welcome to Monday’s Reds (60-69) vs. Marlins (47-82) game thread.
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- LF Josh VanMeter
- 2B Freddy Galvis
- 3B Eugenio Suarez
- RF Aristides Aquino
- C Tucker Barnhart
- S Jose Iglesias
- 1B Derek Dietrich
- CF Nick Senzel
- SP Sonny Gray (2.92 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 29.2 K%, 34.3 Hard Hit% in 138.2 IP)
Notes: A good albeit inconsistent season by Dietrich’s standards. He is slashing .203/.346/.502 with a career-high 19 home runs and 24 hit by pitches in only 284 plate appearances. This marks his first time at Marlins Park as a visiting player...It was a widely held opinion that Gray would be a better pitcher once removed from the short porch and pressure cooker that is Yankee Stadium; I don’t think the Reds even dreamed of this. The veteran right-hander is challenging Luis Castillo for the role of staff ace, besting him in earned run average and strikeout-to-walk ratio while making every scheduled start. His slider, in particular, has been among MLB’s most unhittable weapons this season.
- LF Jon Berti
- 3B Neil Walker
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- SS Starlin Castro
- RF Harold Ramirez
- 2B Isan Díaz
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF Lewis Brinson
- SP Pablo López (4.23 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 23.2 K%, 36.7 Hard Hit% in 76.2 IP)
Notes: López (right shoulder strain) last started for the Fish on June 15. Not exactly optimal defense behind him in his return from the injured list—Berti and Castro only have one start apiece this season at left field and shortstop, respectively...Josė Quijada is being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans as a corresponding move to make room for López.
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? (Gray/López)
- Over/Under 5.5 strikeouts for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will Isan Díaz get a hit? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)