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Marlins vs. Giants Series Preview

The Marlins are back on the road and ready to face the Giants.

Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) scores a run in the the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at loanDepot park.  Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins begin a road trip tonight as they travel to Oracle Park to take on the San Francisco Giants. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

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

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Thursday, April 22 at 9:45 pm

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

Friday, April 23 at 9:45 pm

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

Saturday, April 24 at 9:05 pm

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

Sunday, April 25 at 4:05 pm

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

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (22) reacts in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at loanDepot Park.  Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Pitchers

Thursday: LHP Daniel Castano vs. RHP Aaron Sanchez

  • Castano: 1.80 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 0.0 K%, 11.8 HardHit% in 5.0 IP
  • Sanchez: 2.45 ERA, 1.227 WHIP, 19.1 K%, 44.4 HardHit% in 14.2 IP

Friday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. LHP Alex Wood

  • Alcantara: 3.28 ERA, 0.932 WHIP, 28.0 K%, 43.5 HardHit% in 24.2 IP
  • Wood: 0.00 ERA, 0.600 WHIP, 23.5 K%, 23.1 HardHit% in 5.0 IP

Saturday: RHP Pablo López vs. RHP Kevin Gausman

  • López: 3.32 ERA, 1.246 WHIP, 27.5 K%, 37.3 HardHit% in 21.2 IP
  • Gausman: 2.45 ERA, 1.013 WHIP, 22.6 K%, 34.3 HardHit% in 25.2 IP

Sunday: TBD vs. RHP Logan Webb

  • TBD
  • Webb: 5.87 ERA, 1.891 WHIP, 22.5 K%, 35.3 HardHit% in 15.1 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Dickerson, Rojas, Aguilar, Duvall, Anderson, Chisholm, Brinson, Wallach. MIA Bench: Cooper, Berti, Leon, Sierra. MIA IL: Alfaro, Marte. SFG: La Stella, Yastrzemski, Longoria, Belt, Dickerson, Posey, Crawford, Slater. SFG Bench: Solano, Flores, Dubon, Ruf, Casali. SFG AAA: Duggar, Tromp. SFG IL: Wade Jr.
Marlins and Giants recent lineups
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Please note that both the Marlins and Giants 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...

Thursday: Marlins vs. Aaron Sanchez, Part 2

  • Sanchez on April 17 vs. Marlins: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • The Giants were in Miami last weekend for a three-game series and Sanchez pitched that Saturday night. Three of the Marlins’ five hits off of Sanchez were courtesy of Corey Dickerson. The Marlins lineup will look a little different against the Giants this weekend with Starling Marte and Jorge Alfaro heading to the injured list. Lewis Brinson (called up for Marte) has not faced Sanchez in his career and Sandy León (called up for Alfaro) is hitless in 10 career plate appearances against Sanchez.
Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) celebrates with catcher Jorge Alfaro (38) and shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) and left fielder Corey Dickerson (23) and center fielder Starling Marte (6) after winning the game against the San Francisco Giants at loanDepot park.  Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Friday: Giants vs. Sandy Alcantara, Part 2

  • Alcantara on April 17 vs. Giants: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
  • Pitching opposite of Sanchez last weekend was Alcantara, who will start for the Marlins on Friday night. Alcantara’s first home run of the year came off Brandon Belt’s bat in the seventh inning. He allowed one more run on back-to-back hits then hit the next batter, so although he left the game with a one-run lead, he was responsible for the runners one base which would end up scoring on a home run Richard Bleier gave up to Austin Slater. The Marlins ended up with a walk-off win in Alcantara’s fourth start, but look for him to bounce back and dominate against the Giants Friday night.

Saturday: Run support!

  • The Marlins have been shut out in two of López’s four starts, where he allowed two and zero earned runs in those games.
  • In the start he gave up six earned runs against the Atlanta Braves, the Marlins scored 14 runs and won the game. In his other three starts, López has given up just two earned runs over 17.2 innings (1.05 ERA). López was dominant in his last start against the Giants, but a run scored on an error and the Marlins lost the game 1-0. Will the Fish finally give López the run support he needs?
Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) is taken out of the game after St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (not pictured) hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning at loanDepot Park. Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday: Marlins approach vs. Logan Webb

  • Webb’s 2021 pitch distribution: 41% Fastball (92 MPH), 34% Changeup (85 MPH), 22% Slider (82 MPH), 2% Cutter (91 MPH)
  • Webb is getting batters to chase pitches that are out of the zone, and more than half the time Webb throws a slider it results in a swing and miss. He also goes to this pitch often with two strikes. When hitters put the ball in play against Webb, they have a .422 average. Look for the Marlins to be disciplined at the plate and put the ball in play against Webb.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Marlins sweep, 4-0
    (0 votes)
  • 16%
    Marlins win, 3-1
    (3 votes)
  • 44%
    Tie, 2 wins apiece
    (8 votes)
  • 22%
    Giants win, 3-1
    (4 votes)
  • 16%
    Giants sweep, 4-0
    (3 votes)
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