Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (24-26, +15 RD) vs. Red Sox (30-20, +49 RD) game thread.
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- 3B Jon Berti
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Garrett Cooper
- LF Corey Dickerson
- DH Adam Duvall
- 2B Isan Díaz
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS José Devers
RHP Cody Poteet (2021 season stats: 1.06 ERA, 2.71 FIP, 21.0 K%, 36.2 HardHit% in 17.0 IP)
Notes: Starling Marte is officially back from a 35-game absence, occupying his familiar No. 2 spot in the batting order...Miguel Rojas had started 43 of the first 50 Marlins games—the highest total on the team—prior to suffering a dislocated finger. Newly recalled infielder Luis Marte is poised to become the 40th different player to make an appearance for the Marlins this season. He’ll help them piece together the shortstop position in Rojas’ absence...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler and Zach Pop.
Red Sox Lineup
- CF Kiké Hernández
- LF Alex Verdugo
- DH J.D. Martinez
- SS Xander Bogaerts
- 3B Rafael Devers
- 1B Danny Santana
- C Christian Vázquez
- 2B Marwin González
- RF Hunter Renfroe
LHP Martín Pérez (2021 season stats: 3.55 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 22.2 K%, 39.7 HardHit% in 45.2 IP)
Notes: The Red Sox lead the majors with a .445 team slugging percentage, which ticks up to .449 vs. right-handed pitchers...Nobody on the Marlins roster has substantial experience batting against Pérez (Corey Dickerson leads the way with a .375/.375/.500 slash line in eight plate appearances).
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on 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 hits the longest home run? (Marlins/Red Sox)
- Over/Under 5.5 strikeouts for Cody Poteet? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will Garrett Cooper have any runs batted in? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Red Sox)