Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (55-103) vs. Mets (83-75) game thread.
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- CF Jon Berti
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Isan Díaz
- 3B Starlin Castro
- 1B Austin Dean
- LF Harold Ramirez
- RF Lewis Brinson
- C Tyler Heineman
- SP Jordan Yamamoto (4.83 ERA, 4.78 FIP, 23.8 K%, 38.5 Hard Hit% in 72.2 IP)
Notes: Coming off his first major league hit on Wednesday (as a pinch-hitter vs. Jacob deGrom), Heineman finally gets to start behind the plate. He raked at Triple-A this season (.336/.400/.590, 13 HR in 273 PA), particularly after being traded over from the Diamondbacks organization in early June...Be sure to check out the pair of great features published today on the Marlins beat. Wells Dusenbury details the career path of chief operating officer Caroline O’Connor, while Andre Fernandez of The Athletic interviewed fans at Marlins Park to understand what motivates them to attend home games on a consistent basis despite the team’s non-competitiveness (subscription required)...On this date three years ago, the Marlins played their first game without José Fernández (while wearing his name on the back of their uniforms). The win against the Mets was punctuated by Dee Gordon’s emotional leadoff home run.
- CF Brandon Nimmo
- 1B Pete Alonso
- RF Michael Conforto
- LF J.D. Davis
- 2B Robinson Canó
- 3B Todd Frazier
- SS Luis Guillorme
- C René Rivera
- SP Zack Wheeler (3.99 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 23.2 K%, 32.3 Hard Hit% in 187.1 IP)
Notes: Alonso needs one home run to match Aaron Judge’s MLB rookie record (set in 2017). Eight of his 51 long balls so far have come against the Fish...Jeff McNeil was hit by a Josh Smith fastball and suffered a season-ending broken right wrist...Wheeler is making his final impression on the league prior to entering free agency. He is expected to receive a one-year qualifying offer from the Mets, and while he may ultimately re-sign with the club, his 2018-2019 performance seemingly puts him in line for a larger, longer commitment.
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 team scores the last run of the game? (Marlins/Mets)
- Over/Under 4.5 Jordan Yamamoto strikeouts? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins commit any errors? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)