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Marlins vs. Brewers Series Preview

Previewing the Marlins’ series that begins tonight.

Lewis Brinson #25 of the Miami Marlins takes batting practice prior to the start of his game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on April 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Miami Marlins head to the NL Central to face the Milwaukee Brewers for a 3-game series. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

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

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Monday, April 26 at 7:40 pm

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

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:40 pm

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

Wednesday, April 28 at 1:40 pm

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

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers (28) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Pitchers

Monday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Corbin Burnes

  • Rogers: 1.64 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 35.6 K%, 46.7 HardHit% in 22.0 IP
  • Burnes: 0.37 ERA, 0.329 WHIP, 47.1 K%, 26.2 HardHit% in 24.1 IP

Tuesday: LHP Daniel Castano vs. RHP Adrian Houser

  • Castano: 3.60 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 5.0 K%, 29.4 HardHit% in 10.0 IP
  • Houser: 3.32 ERA, 1.526 WHIP, 15.0 K%, 46.6 HardHit% in 19.0 IP

Wednesday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. RHP Zack Godley

  • Alcantara: 3.34 ERA, 1.045 WHIP, 26.5 K%, 44.0 HardHit% in 29.2 IP
  • Godley (2020): 8.16 ERA, 1.953 WHIP, 19.6 K%, 42.3 HardHit% in 28.2 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Chisholm, Rojas, Aguilar, Cooper, Dickerson, Duvall, Berti, Wallach. MIA Bench: Brinson, Leon, Sierra, Devers. MIA 10IL: Anderson, Alfaro, Marte. MIL: Wong, Narvaez, Garcia, Shaw, Hiura, McKinney, Bradley Jr., Urias. MIL Bench: Robertson, Vogelbach, Piña, Taylor, Ray. MIL 10IL: Peterson, Yelich, Cain. ATL: Arcia
Please note that both the Marlins and Brewers 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...

Monday: Corbin Burnes.

  • In four starts this season: 40 strikeouts. No walks.
  • Burnes has had a historic start to the 2021 season and the Marlins have been struggling offensively. In their last two series (five games), the Fish have racked up 45 strikeouts and walked just nine times. Will Burnes continue to keep the bats silent and bases empty?

Tuesday: Brewers’ hitters vs. LHP

  • Coming into this series, the Brewers have not faced a left-handed starter.
  • Trevor Rogers and Daniel Castano will be the first two left-handed starting pitchers the Brewers will face this season. With the focus on Burnes on Monday, Castano may be lurking quietly the following night. (But don’t expect him to match the strikeouts! Castano has more career innings than in Burnes’ four starts this season, but he only has 14 career Ks to Burnes’ 40 thus far.)
Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Miami Marlins reacts after he strikes out agains the San Francisco Giants in the six inning at Oracle Park on April 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Wednesday: Run support!

  • I feel like a broken record...
  • ...but am I wrong? Sandy Alcantara didn’t have his best stuff in his last outing, but he only allowed two runs. The Marlins’ only offense all night was a leadoff home run by Jazz Chisholm Jr. on the third pitch of the game. Other than a two-out walk in the fourth inning, Alcantara got no help. The bats have to wake up eventually. Can they do it in this series?


How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 20%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (9 votes)
  • 53%
    Brewers win, 2-1
    (23 votes)
  • 23%
    Brewers sweep, 3-0
    (10 votes)
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