Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (18-22, +5 RD) vs. Phillies (21-20, -7 RD) game thread. This is the first meeting of these NL East rivals in 2021. Last season, the Marlins won seven of their 10 matchups.
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- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- LF Corey Dickerson
- 3B Brian Anderson
- C Sandy León
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- RHP Cody Poteet
Notes: Poteet will make his second major league start, returning to the active roster in place of the injured Lewis Brinson (10-day IL)...Magneuris Sierra tallied six hits last week, more than doubling his season total prior to that...The much-maligned Anthony Bass has seemingly figured something out with his slider. It has generated whiffs at least 50% of the time in each of his last five appearances, a threshold he rarely reached earlier in the season.
- LF Andrew McCutchen
- 2B Jean Segura
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- 3B Alec Bohm
- CF Odúbel Herrera
- C Andrew Knapp
- SS Nick Maton
- RHP Zack Wheeler (2021 season stats: 2.85 ERA, 2.85 FIP, 26.7 K%, 35.3 HardHit% in 53.2 IP)
Notes: Didi Gregorius is in the midst of possibly his worst all-around season. He’s been unable to cover the ground that’s usually expected of a shortstop, according to Statcast. Prior to the game, the Phillies put him on the 10-day IL with a right elbow impingement...Old friend J.T. Realmuto (wrist) has started only two games in the past week, but could still prove to be a factor in this series...Wheeler for the most part has enjoyed incredible success in his career against Miami.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Sun (instead of the usual Bally Sports Florida) or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team draws more walks? (Marlins/Phillies)
- Over/Under 1.5 hits for Jazz Chisholm Jr.? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 49.5 people making picks for this game? (Over/Under)
- Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)