Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (7-3) vs. Blue Jays (5-8) game thread. The Canadian government denied the Blue Jays permission to play the 2020 season at their regular home ballpark, Rogers Centre. Beginning with this series opener, they’ll be moving those games to the Triple-A venue Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY. This marks the first time since 1915 that the city has hosted major league competition.
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- SS Jonathan Villar
- 2B Jon Berti
- LF Corey Dickerson
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- 3B Brian Anderson
- C Francisco Cervelli
- RF Lewis Brinson
- 1B Logan Forsythe
- CF Monte Harrison
P Elieser Hernandez (0.00 ERA, 2.80 FIP, 27.8 K%, 10.0 Hard Hit% in 4.1 IP)
Notes: For the 11th straight game, manager Don Mattingly has crafted a unique lineup. Here’s a look at the first 10...Coming off a frustrating four-strikeout performance, Monte gets a favorable matchup against a left-hander with middling fastball velocity. Aram Leighton points out that he raked with the platoon advantage at Triple-A last season...Macho Marlins Man joined Alex and Red on the latest Marlins Barbecue to trash talk the Blue Jays, referring to their mascot as “the weakest bird in all of the animal kingdom.”
Blue Jays Lineup
- 2B Cavan Biggio
- SS Bo Bichette
- 3B Travis Shaw
- RF Teoscar Hernández
- LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- CF Randal Grichuk
- DH Joe Panik
- C Danny Jansen
P Hyun Jin Ryu (5.14 ERA, 4.17 FIP, 27.0 K%, 34.2 Hard Hit% in 14.0 IP)
Notes: Vlad Jr. and Bichette understandably get most of the attention, but Hernandez is actually the club’s leader in extra-base hits (8), average exit velocity (93.5 mph) and hard hit rate (60%)...Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic has more about the rushed makeover process that brought Sahlen Field up to MLB standards.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:37 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ. All Marlins team broadcasters will remain in South Florida, calling the game remotely.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at the start of the first game.
- Which team draws more walks? (Marlins/Blue Jays)
- Over/Under 1.5 replay reviews? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 4.5 strikeouts for Elieser Hernandez? (Over/Under)
- Will Magneuris Sierra make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Blue Jays)