Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (51-96) vs. Giants (71-77) game thread.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Starlin Castro
- C Jorge Alfaro
- RF Harold Ramirez
- 1B Martín Prado
- 2B Isan Díaz
- LF Austin Dean
- SP Robert Dugger (4.29 ERA, 5.78 FIP, 15.6 K%, 45.5 Hard Hit% in 21.0 IP)
Notes: Garrett Cooper (left knee contusion) is optimistic that he avoided a serious injury on Friday, but at least for tonight, he’ll be resting...The Marlins have claimed left-hander Josh Smith off waivers from the Indians, transferring JT Riddle to the 60-day injured list to create space on their 40-man roster. The soon-to-be 30-year-old fits in the Brian Moran category of journeymen relievers who are worth a look for a team that’s had so many late-inning pitching issues...An 11th-round draft pick of the Marlins 20 years ago and a major league reliever for them from 2005-2007, Randy Messenger is retiring from baseball (h/t Jim Allen). He made the move to Nippon Professional Baseball in 2010 and has been there ever since, a steady member of the Hanshin Tigers starting rotation.
- RF Mike Yastrzemski
- 1B Brandon Belt
- 3B Evan Longoria
- LF Stephen Vogt
- CF Kevin Pillar
- C Buster Posey
- SS Brandon Crawford
- 2B Mauricio Dubon
- SP Madison Bumgarner (3.77 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 24.1 K%, 41.2 Hard Hit% in 188.2 IP)
Notes: Same starting position player group that the Giants used in the series opener. It skews unusually old for a franchise that’s supposed to be prioritizing the future over the present...Bumgarner faces the Marlins nearly every season, but strangely has never made a start beyond six innings against them.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 9:05 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 team scores first? (Marlins/Giants)
- Over/Under 93.5 pitches for Robert Dugger? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 2:58 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will Adam Conley make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Giants)