Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (29-39, +2 RD) vs. Cubs (39-30, +38 RD) game thread. It’s the first meeting between these teams since the 2020 NL Wild Card Series when the Marlins pulled off a sweep at Wrigley Field.
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- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Jesús Sánchez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 3B Jon Berti
- RHP Cody Poteet (2021 season stats: 3.75 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 22.1 K%, 36.4 HardHit% in 24.0 IP)
Notes: The Marlins optioned Lewis Brinson and Isan Díaz as corresponding roster moves when activating Miguel Rojas and Cody Poteet from the injured list. Rojas and Poteet been sidelined since late May and early June, respectively...The Marlins haven’t used any of their relievers since Tuesday night.
- LF Joc Pederson
- RF Kris Bryant
- SS Javier Báez
- 1B Anthony Rizzo
- C Willson Contreras
- 3B Patrick Wisdom
- CF Ian Happ
- 2B Sergio Alcantara
- RHP Zach Davies (2021 season stats: 4.01 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 14.5 K%, 42.1 HardHit% in 67.1 IP)
Notes: The Cubs have a 24-10 overall record at Wrigley this season, including wins in 20 of their last 25 home games...Kris Bryant is the only qualified Cubs hitter with an OPS above .800...Davies didn’t get the memo about this being the year of the strikeout because his K rate is the lowest of his career.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will provide in-game updates and 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.
- Who gets more total bases? (Jesús Aguilar/Anthony Rizzo)
- Over/Under 404.5 feet for the longest home run? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 33,333 attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will anybody score in the eighth inning? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Cubs)