Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (29-36,+6 RD) vs. Cardinals (32-33, -31 RD) game thread. Tonight, for the first time since 2019, Busch Stadium will be open at full capacity.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
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- 2B Jon Berti
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- RF Adam Duvall
- C Jorge Alfaro
- LF Magneuris Sierra
- 3B Isan Díaz
- LHP Braxton Garrett (2021 season stats: 6.43 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 16.1 K%, 42.9 HardHit% in 7.0 IP)
Notes: The Marlins team flight arrived in St. Louis Sunday night at 8:55 p.m. CT...José Devers (right shoulder discomfort) has been placed on the 10-day IL, replaced by Luís Madero. Temporarily, that means a 15-man pitching staff!...Starling Marte’s extraordinary all-around performance during the previous homestand earned him NL Player of the Week honors. Well deserved...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, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Madero.
- RF Tommy Edman
- CF Dylan Carlson
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt
- 3B Nolan Arenado
- LF Tyler O’Neill
- C Yadier Molina
- SS Paul DeJong
- 2B Edmundo Sosa
- RHP Adam Wainwright (2021 season stats: 4.03 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 21.8 K%, 36.4 HardHit% in 73.2 IP)
Notes: The Cards have lost nine of their previous 10 games, and the main culprit has been their pitching staff (6.59 ERA, 16 HR allowed in 86.0 IP)...Edman leads the major leagues with 293 plate appearances and he’s tied for fifth with 12 stolen bases...Marte has faced Wainwright more often than any other pitcher during his career.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ. During the one hour leading up to the game, we’ll have a new Fish Stripes Live show simulcasting on our Twitter, Twitch and YouTube accounts.
I will handle the game recap article.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team scores first? (Marlins/Cardinals)
- Over/Under 3.5 strikeouts for Braxton Garrett? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 hits for Starling Marte? (Over/Under)
- Will Richard Bleier make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Cardinals)