Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (19-23, +2 RD) vs. Phillies (22-21, -4 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Jesus Aguilar
- LF Corey Dickerson
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Isan Díaz
- C Chad Wallach
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 4.06 ERA, 3.78 FIP, 24.2 K%, 39.7 HardHit% in 51.0 IP)
Notes: Alcantara seeks to rebound from the worst start of his career last Friday against the Dodgers...It’s not often that Jazz Chisholm Jr. gets a rest, so Isan better take advantage. The Puerto Rican second baseman is 1-for-his-last-23 entering this game.
- LF Andrew McCutchen
- CF Odúbel Herrera
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- 2B Brad Miller
- 3B Alec Bohm
- C Andrew Knapp
- SS Nick Maton
- RHP Vince Velasquez (2021 season stats: 3.68 ERA, 5.66 FIP, 28.9 K%, 47.2 HardHit% in 29.1 IP)
Notes: Andrew McCutchen has been sensational for the Phillies since the calendar flipped to May (.293/.427/.638, 6 HR in 75 PA)...Once upon a time, Herrera regularly batted near the top of Philly’s lineup. But this is his first opportunity to start in the No. 2 spot since 2018...Velasquez has had severe struggles when facing the Fish historically, particularly the right side of their infield.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) will handle the game recap article.
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.
- Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 15.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
- Will Jazz Chisholm Jr. make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Will there be a run scored in the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)