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.
More: The Mets are no longer planning to leave Miami tonight.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 20, 2020
Tomorrow’s game against the Yankees is also highly likely to be postponed, but it’s still possible part of the Subway Series happens this weekend.
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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- CF Brandon Nimmo
- 3B J.D. Davis
- RF Michael Conforto
- 1B Pete Alonso
- DH Robinson Canó
- C Wilson Ramos
- 1B Dominic Smith
- SS Amed Rosario
- 2B Luis Guillorme
P Seth Lugo (2.61 ERA, 2.85 FIP, 27.5 K%, 29.6 Hard Hit% in 10.1 IP)
- 2B Jonathan Villar
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- LF Corey Dickerson
- 3B Brian Anderson
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Logan Forsythe
- RF Lewis Brinson
- C Ryan Lavarnway
- CF Monte Harrison
P Daniel Castano (4.35 ERA, 6.33 FIP, 14.3 K%, 39.4 Hard Hit% in 10.1 IP)
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.
Miguel Rojas: "I wanted to play at home before we hit the road again. I know there's not gonna be fans in the stands, but I'm pretty sure they will appreciate that I'm playing at home for the first time this season."— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 20, 2020
The virus had other plans...https://t.co/K9iMkCzLoR pic.twitter.com/YdJEJTdwR4
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. MLB.com’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.