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Marlins vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview

The Marlins swept the D-Backs last week and begin a 4-game series in Arizona tonight.

Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers at loanDepot park. Photo by Sam Navarro/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins hit to road to play four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 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, May 10 at 9:40 pm

Tuesday, May 11 at 9:40 pm

Wednesday, May 12 at 9:40 pm

Thursday, May 13 at 9:40 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 4 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 4 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Adam Cimber (90) pitches during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at loanDepot park. Photo by Sam Navarro/USA TODAY Sports

Probable Pitchers

Monday: RHP Jordan Holloway vs. RHP Luke Weaver

  • Holloway: 0.00 ERA, 0.700 WHIP, 27 K%, 16.7 HardHit% in 10.0 IP
  • Weaver: 6.07 ERA, 1.382 WHIP, 22.3 K%, 46.1 HardHit% in 29.2 IP

Tuesday: RHP Pablo López vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner

  • López: 2.04 ERA, 1.084 WHIP, 25.0 K%, 27.4 HardHit% in 39.2 IP
  • Bumgarner: 4.91 ERA, 1.091 WHIP, 26.1 K%, 42.7 HardHit% in 36.2 IP

Wednesday: RHP Cody Poteet vs. RHP Zac Gallen

  • Poteet: MLB Debut!
  • Gallen: 3.04 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 27.8 K%, 43.3 HardHit% in 26.2 IP

Thursday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Merrill Kelly

  • Rogers: 1.89 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, 33.1 K%, 45.8 HardHit% in 38.0 IP
  • Kelly: 5.40 ERA, 1.461 WHIP, 17.7 K%, 42.4 HardHit% in 38.1 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Rojas, Aguilar, Dickerson, Duvall, Anderson, Diaz, Brinson, Leon. MIA Bench: Berti, Cooper, Wallach, Sierra. MIA AAA: Devers, Harrison. MIA IL: Chisholm, Alfaro, Marte. ARI: Smith, Cabrera, Walker, Peralta, Kelly, Escobar, Ahmed, Rojas. ARI Bench: VanMeter, Vogt, Varsho, Locastro. ARI AAA: Mathisen, Young, Heath, Perdomo. ARI IL: Calhoun, Marte.
Please note that both the Marlins and Diamondbacks 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.
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What to watch for on...

Monday: How will the Marlins fare against Luke Weaver this week?

  • Weaver’s May 5 start against Marlins: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • Last weekend Marlins’ manager Don Mattingly talked about facing a team in two closely scheduled series, mentioning that he likes to see the adjustments his players make the second time around. Miguel Rojas and Adam Duvall each had multiple hits against Weaver last week, with Rojas collecting a double and tripes and Duvall singling and taking Weaver deep. Jesús Aguilar struggled against Weaver, going hitless in four at-bats and striking out three times. How do you think the Marlins will adjust?

Tuesday: Part 2: Pablo López vs. Madison Bumgarner.

  • López vs. Bumgarner’s May 6 matchup: pitcher’s duel.
  • It wasn’t a surprise that López came to battle. He gave up just three hits over five innings and struck out six batters. The only run he (and Marlins pitchers allowed) was unearned due to an error. Bumgarner’s performance was more of a surprise, considering his poor start to the season. He allowed a leadoff home run to Miguel Rojas, then promptly retired the next 17 batters he faced. Rojas singled off Bumgarner in the sixth inning, collecting the team’s only two hits against the Diamondbacks’ lefthander. Will either offense get to these pitchers the second time around?
Zac Gallen #23 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Chase Field on April 13, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Wednesday: Zac Gallen faces his old team for the first time since the Marlins traded him for Jazz Chisholm Jr.

  • Gallen dazzled in his 12 starts in 2020: 72.0 IP, 2.75 ERA, 25 BB, 82 K.
  • Gallen’s fastball hovers around the league average velocity at 93 MPH, but his changeup and curveball are what make him special. Gallen’s changeup generates a swing-and-miss about 39% of the time, slightly below his changeup’s whiff rate in 2020 at 44%. Against his curveball this season, batters are hitting .125. It’s unlikely that Chisholm Jr. will be back from the injured list when the Marlins face Gallen on Wednesday, as he will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville the night before.

Thursday: Can the Marlins end the series on a high note?

  • The Marlins swept the three-game series against the Diamondbacks at LoanDepot Park. Every part of the team was working together and contributed to the sweep.
  • Can they end the series with a win and carry that momentum with them as they face the reigning World Series Champions Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend?

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Marlins sweep, 4-0
    (0 votes)
  • 15%
    Marlins win, 3-1
    (2 votes)
  • 69%
    Tie, 2 wins apiece
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Diamondbacks win, 3-1
    (1 vote)
  • 7%
    Diamondbacks sweep, 4-0
    (1 vote)
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