Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (14-14) vs. Rays (23-11) game thread. We are in the midst of Impact Week for the Marlins organization and only the second true “homestand” for the Fish this season. Having lost three straight with a difficult September schedule looming, this series finale has the feel of a must-win game.
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- 2B Joey Wendle
- 1B Ji-Man Choi
- 3B Yandy Díaz
- DH Yoshi Tsutsugo
- SS Willy Adames
- LF Brian O’Grady
- RF Hunter Renfroe
- CF Kevin Kiermaier
- C Kevan Smith
P Blake Snell (3.04 ERA, 4.07 FIP, 33.3 K%, 43.9 Hard Hit% in 23.2 IP)
Notes: Left-handers Ryan Yarbrough and Josh Fleming have both neutralized the Marlins lineup so far this series. Interestingly, Snell—the former AL Cy Young award winner—has been prone to hard contact so far in 2020, though his ability to miss bats is unquestionably elite.
- CF Jon Berti
- LF Corey Dickerson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- RF Lewis Brinson
- 2B Jonathan Villar
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- C Chad Wallach
P Sandy Alcantara (2019 stats: 3.88 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 18.0 K%, 34.3 Hard Hit% in 197.1 IP)
Notes: Alcantara starts for the Fish for the first time in 37 days. We’re still awaiting news about the corresponding move that will create space for him on the 40-man roster...Marlins fans should hope to see Yimi García in tonight’s game as that would likely mean that the team has a late-inning lead. Juan Páez has more about García’s potential impact down the stretch.
How to watch/listen/follow
The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 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 draws more walks? (Rays/Marlins)
- Over/Under 80.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins defense turn any double plays? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Rays/Marlins)