Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (49-88) vs. Pirates (60-78) game thread.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Isan Díaz
- 3B Starlin Castro
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF Lewis Brinson
- RF Magneuris Sierra
- LF Austin Dean
- SP Robert Dugger (4.50 ERA, 6.55 FIP, 19.6 K%, 52.9 Hard Hit% in 12.0 IP)
Notes: Everybody saw Cooper’s game-winning home run, but he had three total batted balls last night that topped 105 miles per hour in exit velocity. Scorched. Encouraging sign for someone who endured a midsummer slump...The Dean, Brinson and Sierra outfield combination should look familiar—they started together 10 times for the Marlins last September...Tonight, for the 50th time this season, the Marlins are using a rookie starting pitcher. Not quite as many as last year, though (73 rookie starts).
- 2B Adam Frazier
- CF Bryan Reynolds
- 3B Colin Moran
- 1B Josh Bell
- RF José Osuna
- LF Melky Cabrera
- SS Cole Tucker
- C Jacob Stallings
- SP Trevor Williams (5.26 ERA, 4.84 FIP, 17.3 K%, 36.8 Hard Hit% in 119.2 IP)
Notes: There’s been big regression from Williams after leading the Pirates rotation through much 2018. He struggles to escape jams with runners in scoring position, and overall, left-handers own a .337/.382/.564 slash line against him.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 7:05 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 pitching staff records more strikeouts? (Marlins/Pirates)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 hits for Miguel Rojas? (Over/Under)
- Will Trevor Williams make a quality start? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Pirates)