The Miami Marlins return home for a seven game homestand. They’ll host the New York Mets this weekend and the team will also be debuting their City Connect uniforms in the 3-game series. Fish Stripes’ very own Ely Sussman wrote about the Marlins’ “Legacy” jerseys and its inspiration from the Cuban Sugar Kings, which you can read here.
In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:
- Schedule, Watch, Listen
- Probable Pitchers
- Recent Lineups
- What To Watch For
Schedule, Watch, Listen
Friday, May 21 at 7:10 pm
Saturday, May 22 at 4:10 pm
Sunday, May 23 at 1:10 pm
- TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
- Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710
- Stroman: 2.72 ERA, 1.058 WHIP, 18.7 K%, 46.0 HardHit% in 46.1 IP
- Curtiss: 3.15 ERA, 1.150 WHIP, 28.9 K%, 51.8 HardHit% in 20.0 IP
- Lucchesi: 9.19 ERA, 1.532 WHIP, 23.3 K%, 35.4 HardHit% in 15.2 IP
- López: 3.12 ERA, 1.245 WHIP, 22.7 K%, 28.8 HardHit% in 49.0 IP
- Yamamoto: 3.38 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 8.3 K%, 40.0 HardHit% in 2.2 IP
- Poteet: 1.80 ERA, 0.900 WHIP, 23.1 K%, 35.7 HardHit% in 10.0 IP
Note: Former Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto has been announced as the Mets’ starting pitcher on Sunday.
- Yamamoto as a Marlin, 2019-2020: 19 G/90.0 IP, 4-6 Win-Loss record, 6.20 ERA, 1.378 WHIP, 81 H, 62 ER, 19 HR, 43 BB, 95 K
- Yamamoto as a Met, 2021: In one appearance, he went 2.2 innings and gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 1 batter.
What to watch for on...
Friday: Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman.
- Stroman is such a fun guy to watch on the mound. He plays with emotion, likes to mess with batters’ timing, struts off the mound after striking opposing batters out.
- Most of the Marlins’ hitters haven’t faced Stroman, but Corey Dickerson saw him frequently when he was with the Rays and Stroman was with the Blue Jays. In 34 career plate appearances, Dickerson has collected 14 hits, 2 being home runs, walked once, and struck out 5 times. That’s a career line of .424/.441/.758 versus Stroman.
Saturday: Pablo López at home.
- López has been dominant at home this season but struggled on the road. In 4 starts at home, he has held opposing hitters to a dismal batting average against of .171 while allowing only 2 earned runs. While his ERA at home is a magnificent 0.79, his ERA on the road is an equally uninspiring 5.13 in 5 games, courtesy of 15 earned runs allowed.
- The Mets offense has not been very good this season. They have scored the fewest runs, collected the fewest hits, and have the least total bases in all of the National League. Their two biggest offseason acquisitions — Francisco Lindor and James McCann have been terrible. Lindor is slashing .189/.301/.280 with an adjusted OPS 33% worse than league average; McCann is slashing .202/.269/.242 with an adjusted OPS 53% worse than league average. I’m feeling a big game from López on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday: Cody Poteet makes his first start at LoanDepot Park.
- Poteet’s first two career starts have been good. In a combined 10.0 innings, he’s allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, walking 2 batters, and striking out 9.
- He’s pitching at home for the first time on Sunday and going against a division rival. Can he keep up the good work?
How will this series play out?
This poll is closed
Marlins sweep, 3-0
Marlins win, 2-1
Mets win, 2-1
Mets sweep, 3-0