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Marlins vs. Mets Series Preview

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Previewing the Marlins series against the Mets that begins Thursday afternoon.

New York Mets v Miami Marlins
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Your Miami Marlins face off against the New York Mets today for the start of 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

Thursday, April 8 at 1:10 pm

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

Saturday, April 10 at 1:10 pm

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

Sunday, April 11 at 1:10 pm

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

Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins - Game Two Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Probable Pitchers

Thursday: RHP Nick Neidert vs. RHP Taijuan Walker

  • Neidert (2020): 5.40 ERA, 1.440 WHIP, 11.8 K%, 64.3 HardHit% in 8.1 IP
  • Walker (2020): 2.70 ERA, 1.163 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 32.9 HardHit% in 53.1 IP

Saturday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Jacob deGrom

  • Rogers (2020): 6.11 ERA, 1.607 WHIP, 30.0 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 28.0 IP
  • deGrom (2020): 2.38 ERA, 0.956 WHIP, 38.8 K%, 33.6 HardHit% in 68.0 IP

Sunday: TBD vs. RHP Marcus Stroman

  • TBD
  • Stroman (Did not play in 2020 due to COVID-19 opt-out. 2019 stats are shown):

3.22 ERA, 1.307 WHIP, 20.5 K%, 35.6 HardHit% in 184.1 IP


Recent Lineups

Miami Marlins recent lineups
Miami Marlins recent lineups
FanGraphs.com
New York Mets recent lineups
New York Mets recent lineups
FanGraphs.com

Please note that both the Marlins and Mets lineups listed here are the default projections vs. RHP. The three projected starters for the Mets in this series are all right-handers, but if that should change, 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: First start of the year for Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker.

  • Walker is making his first start of the year on Thursday.
  • He had Tommy John surgery in 2018, so over the past three seasons he has only thrown 67.1 innings over 15 starts. Dickerson has faced Walker a few times, recording 1 triple and 2 home runs.
New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Saturday: Jacob deGrom.

  • deGrom is one of the best pitchers in baseball. Need I say more?
  • The Marlins have faced deGrom 26 times in his career. Their record in those games are 12 wins and 14 losses. deGrom pitched against the Philadelphia Phillies in his first outing of 2021, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks over 6.0 innings. He also struck out 7 batters.

Sunday: Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman vs. Marlins leftfielder Corey Dickerson.

  • Dickerson’s career numbers against Stroman: 14 hits in 33 at-bats with 5 doubles and 2 home runs.
  • Dickerson faced Stroman frequently from 2016-2017 when he was playing for the Tampa Bay Rays and Stroman was with the Toronto Blue Jays. Stroman is a fun player to watch. He pitches with emotion and seems to always have a smile on the mound. He also likes to mess with batters’ timing, so keep an eye out for delayed windups or quick pitches.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 20%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (3 votes)
  • 46%
    Mets win, 2-1
    (7 votes)
  • 26%
    Mets sweep, 3-0
    (4 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now