Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (31-40, +18 RD) vs. Blue Jays (35-35, +43 RD) game thread. The Fish are on the verge of surpassing their 2020 win total.
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Blue Jays Lineup
- 2B Marcus Semien
- SS Bo Bichette
- 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- RF Teoscar Hernández
- CF George Springer
- 3B Cavan Biggio
- LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- C Reese McGuire
- RHP Ross Stripling (2021 season stats: 4.64 ERA, 4.42 FIP, 25.0 K%, 44.1 HardHit% in 54.1 IP)
Notes: The Jays have barely gotten anything from George Springer in the first year of his massive free agent contract. He’s been limited to four games due to injuries, but returns from the IL just in time for this matchup...Stripling has faced the Marlins five previous times, but only once as a starter (way back in his 2016 rookie campaign).
- 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 Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.09 ERA, 3.35 FIP, 23.3 K%, 36.8 HardHit% in 93.1 IP)
Notes: Only one of Jesús Sánchez’s 15 career major league games have been in Miami. This will be the first time that a Marlins home crowd gets to cheer for him in person...Alcantara’s last start was arguably his best of 2021, a tough-luck complete-game loss with a season-high Game Score of 75...Jon Berti is among the few qualified MLB hitters in June who have at least as many walks as strikeouts.
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.
Daniel Rodriguez (@Drodyyy) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will provide in-game updates. Alex Krutchik will 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.
- Which team scores first? (Blue Jays/Marlins)
- Over/Under 25.5 batters faced for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:03 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will Don Mattingly make any double switches? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Blue Jays/Marlins)