Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (24-30, +5 RD) vs. Pirates (20-34, -83 RD) game thread.
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- SS Jazz Chisholm
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Garrett Cooper
- LF Adam Duvall
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 3B Isan Díaz
- 2B Jon Berti
- RHP Elieser Hernandez
Notes: Hernandez had starts of 44, 55 and 79 pitches during his just-completed minor league rehab assignment. He’s not fully stretched out for starting duty, but Don Mattingly historically doesn’t trust him more than two times through a lineup anyway...Anthony Bender is on the verge of becoming the first Marlins pitcher ever to make it through the first 12 appearances of his MLB career without allowing an earned run...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler and Zach Pop.
- 2B Adam Frazier
- 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes
- CF Bryan Reynolds
- RF Gregory Polanco
- C Jacob Stallings
- LF Ben Gamel
- 1B Erik González
- SS Kevin Newman
- LHP Tyler Anderson (2021 season stats: 4.63 ERA, 4.39 FIP, 23.3 K%, 40.1 HardHit% in 56.1 IP)
Notes: The Marlins aren’t the only team receiving a key reinforcement coming off a lengthy injured list stint. Pirates third baseman and preseason NL Rookie of the Year favorite Ke’Bryan Hayes (left wrist inflammation) is being reinstated after a two-month absence...Adam Frazier leads MLB with 71 hits this season, but only two of those have cleared the fences.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) 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.
- Which team draws more walks? (Marlins/Pirates)
- Over/Under 2.5 total bases for Jazz Chisholm Jr.? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:03 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will Elieser Hernandez make it through five innings? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Pirates)