Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (7-8, +3 RD) vs. Orioles (7-9, -5 RD) game thread.
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- CF Cedric Mullins
- RF Anthony Santander
- LF DJ Stewart
- 1B Trey Mancini
- 3B Maikel Franco
- 2B Rio Ruiz
- SS Freddy Galvis
- C Chance Sisco
- RHP Matt Harvey (2021 season stats: 5.02 ERA, 4.07 FIP, 18.8 K%, 43.8 HardHit% in 14.1 IP)
Notes: Our colleagues at Camden Chat point out that the Orioles have a pitiful 2-13 all-time record in road games against the Marlins...Cedric Mullins leads the team in extra-base hits and steals and has the highest Wins Above Replacement among O’s position players...The Marlins reportedly inquired about trading for Anthony Santander last offseason. His bat has been an early-season disappointment (.182/.217/.309, 46 wRC+), largely because the Venezuelan outfielder is pounding everything into the ground (57.5 GB%)...It will be critical to push some runs across while Harvey is on the mound because Baltimore’s bullpen has impressed so far in 2021. Just like the Fish, the Orioles last played on Sunday afternoon and ought to be rested.
- LF Corey Dickerson
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- C Jorge Alfaro
- CF Lewis Brinson
- RHP Nick Neidert (2021 season stats: 4.00 ERA, 5.39 FIP, 15.0 K%, 40.0 HardHit% in 9.0 IP)
Notes: Lewis Brinson is indeed coming up from the Fish Tank to take Starling Marte’s roster spot, as first reported by Craig Mish. Our roster tracker has been updated accordingly...After making his first two career starts on the road against the Mets and Braves, this should be an easier assignment for Neidert. He has—uncharacteristically—issued nine walks through nine innings pitched this season. However, the O’s draw walks at the second-lowest rate in the majors (7.2 BB%)...Corey Dickerson is seeking the 200th double of his career.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Daniel Rodriguez (@Drodyyy) is covering the game at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team gets the first extra-base hit? (Orioles/Marlins)
- Over/Under 4.5 strikeouts for Nick Neidert? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will Anthony Bass make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Orioles/Marlins)