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All the details for the upcoming series...

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas gets the force out of San Francisco Giants first baseman Wilmer Flores while attempting to turn a double play in the 2nd inning at loanDepot park.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins take the field this evening and tomorrow afternoon for a pair of games against the Baltimore Orioles to wrap up the current homestand. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:40 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Wednesday, April 21 at 1:10 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida, MLB Network (out-of-market only)
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nick Neidert (29) during the MLB game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 14, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: RHP Matt Harvey vs. RHP Nick Neidert

  • Harvey: 5.02 ERA, 1.326 WHIP, 18.8 K%, 43.8 HardHit% in 14.1 IP
  • Neidert: 4.00 ERA, 1.889 WHIP, 15.0 K%, 40.0 HardHit% in 9.0 IP

Wednesday: LHP Bruce Zimmermann vs. LHP Trevor Rogers

  • Zimmermann: 4.24 ERA, 1.294 WHIP, 15.9 K%, 43.4 HardHit% in 17.0 IP
  • Rogers: 2.40 ERA, 1.133 WHIP, 37.1 K%, 62.1 HardHit% in 15.0 IP

Recent Lineups

BAL: Cedric Mullins, Anthony Santander, DJ Stewart, Maikel Franco, Trey Mancini, Ryan Mountcastle, Rio Ruiz, Pedro Severino, Freddy Galvis. Bench: Chance Sisco, Ramon Urias, Ryan McKenna. AAA: Pat Valaika. IL: Austin Hays, Chris Davis
Baltimore Orioles recent lineups
FanGraphs.com
Marlins recent lineups: Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte, Jesús Aguilar, Adam Duvall, Brian Anderson, Jazz Chisholm, Miguel Rojas, Jorge Alfaro. Bench: Garrett Cooper, Chad Wallach, Jon Berti, Magneuris Sierra. AAA: Lewis Brinson
Miami Marlins recent lineups
FanGraphs.com

Please note that both the Orioles and Marlins lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.


What to watch for on...

Tuesday: Former ace Matt Harvey.

Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) in the dugout during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Harvey pitched three innings in a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones earlier tonight. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Since 2019: 85.2 IP, 106 H, 70 ER, 21 HR, 37 BB, 61 K (22 appearances)
  • It’s been a long time since batters feared The Dark Knight on the mound. His 2019 season with the Los Angeles Angels was underwhelmingly below average, and his 2020 season with the Kansas City Royals was downright terrible. Starting fresh with the Baltimore Orioles, Harvey is posting improved (but still bad) numbers. Harvey doesn’t tend to get batters to chase, so look for the Marlins to continue putting together quality at-bats on Tuesday night.

Wednesday: Bruce Zimmermann’s curveball.

  • Zimmermann worked on a curveball this offseason and has had good results, recording a whiff almost half the time he throws it.
  • Although he is off to a slow start, keep an eye on Brian Anderson. He was one of the Marlins’ best hitters against the curveball in 2019 and 2020, and his struggles this season are partially due to bad luck. Corey Dickerson and Jesús Aguilar are two other hitters who did damage against the curveball last season.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Marlins sweep, 2-0
    (10 votes)
  • 47%
    Tie, 1 win apiece
    (11 votes)
  • 8%
    Orioles sweep, 2-0
    (2 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now