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Marlins vs. Blue Jays Series Preview

The Marlins play two quick games against the Blue Jays on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (15) stands at second base after hitting a double in the 6th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Marlins Park.  Photo by Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins play a quick two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays mid-week before wrapping up their road trip in Pittsburgh. As a reminder, the Blue Jays are not playing in Toronto yet. All of their games thus far have been at their Spring Training home in Dunedin, Florida, but they will be moving to Buffalo, New York starting with their June 1-2 series against the Fish. In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Tuesday, June 1 at 7:07 pm

Wednesday, June 2 at 7:07 pm

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

Probable Pitchers

Tuesday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. LHP Robbie Ray

  • Alcantara: 3.46 ERA, 1.031 WHIP, 24.7 K%, 40.1 HardHit% in 65.0 IP
  • Ray: 3.81 ERA, 1.115 WHIP, 28.0 K%, 51.4 HardHit% in 52.0 IP

Wednesday: RHP Pablo López vs. RHP Alek Manoah

  • López: 2.71 ERA, 1.127 WHIP, 23.2 K%, 29.7 HardHit% in 63.0 IP
  • Manoah: 0.00 ERA, 0.667 WHIP, 31.8 K%, 15.4 HardHit% in 6.0 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA: Chisholm Jr., S. Marte, Aguilar, Duvall, Dickerson, Alfaro, Diaz, Berti. MIA Bench: L. Marte, Cooper, Sierra, Devers, León. MIA IL: Brinson, Anderson, Rojas. MIA AAA: Wallach, Harrison, Diaz. TOR: Semien, Bichette, Guerrero Jr., Hernandez, Grichuk, Tellez, Gurriel Jr., Panik, Jansen. TOR Bench: Espinal, McGuire, Davis. TOR IL: Biggio, Kirk, Springer. TOR AAA: Adams, Palacios.
Please note that both the Marlins and Blue Jays 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...

Tuesday: Sandy Alcantara on seven days of rest.

  • Alcantara was supposed to take the mound for Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, but the game was postponed due to rain.
  • Rest isn’t a bad thing, especially coming off the shortened 2020 season. Alcantara’s last two starts have been great, allowing a total of four hits and two runs in 14.0 total innings. He hasn’t faced many of the current Blue Jays, so it will be a new task for the Marlins’ ace.

Wednesday: Blue Jays’ first-rounder Alek Manoah.

  • Manoah, from Homestead, FL, was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
  • He made his MLB debut against the Yankees last week, allowing just two hits over six innings. He doesn’t have much professional experience, just 17.0 innings in 2019 Low-A and 18.0 innings in 2021 Triple-A. Along with his fastball, he throws a power slider and a changeup.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Marlins sweep, 2-0
    (1 vote)
  • 36%
    Tie, 1 win apiece
    (13 votes)
  • 61%
    Blue Jays sweep, 2-0
    (22 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now