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Marlins vs. Mets game POSTPONED—August 20, 2020

Thursday’s Marlins vs. Mets series finale at Marlins Park has been postponed after two members of the Mets traveling party (one player and one coach) tested positive for COVID-19.

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (9-9) vs. Mets (12-14) game thread. Sorry to say, the game has been postponed on short notice due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Mets traveling party.

These teams are scheduled to complete their season series against each other with a three-game series next Tuesday-Thursday in New York. However, those plans are obviously fluid at the moment.

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Mets Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 3B J.D. Davis
  3. RF Michael Conforto
  4. 1B Pete Alonso
  5. DH Robinson Canó
  6. C Wilson Ramos
  7. 1B Dominic Smith
  8. SS Amed Rosario
  9. 2B Luis Guillorme

P Seth Lugo (2.61 ERA, 2.85 FIP, 27.5 K%, 29.6 Hard Hit% in 10.1 IP)

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jonathan Villar
  2. DH Jesús Aguilar
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. 1B Logan Forsythe
  7. RF Lewis Brinson
  8. C Ryan Lavarnway
  9. CF Monte Harrison

P Daniel Castano (4.35 ERA, 6.33 FIP, 14.3 K%, 39.4 Hard Hit% in 10.1 IP)

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The big official news of the day was Miguel Rojas’ return from COVID-19. In addressing the media pregame, he admitted it may take some time to fully get back into the “baseball shape” he was in a month ago. How ironic that his much-anticipated return has been pushed back for this reason.

The big unofficial news—first reported by Jon Heyman—is that top prospects Sixto Sánchez and Jesús Sánchez are getting called up for the upcoming road trip. Both are consensus top 100 MLB prospects.’s Joe Frisaro says Sixto is stretched out to about 90 pitches for his debut (which could come in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Nationals).

Rookie pitchers Jordan Holloway, Nick Neidert and Alex Vesia are progressing in their own recoveries from the virus. They discussed the experience with Kyle Sielaff on the latest episode of Beyond the Bases.