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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 30, 2021

Jordan Holloway and Aaron Nola will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Starting pitcher Jordan Holloway #78 of the Miami Marlins throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (33-45, +16 RD) vs. Phillies (37-40, -19 RD) game thread. It’s the start of the Joe Panik era.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. LF Jesús Sánchez
  7. 3B Joe Panik
  8. C Sandy Leon
  9. RHP Jordan Holloway (2021 season stats: 2.55 ERA, 3.26 FIP, 19.2 K%, 26.5 HardHit% in 17.2 IP)
Jordan Holloway - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Unsurprisingly, Luis Marté lost his roster spot via DFA to accommodate Panik. He is expected to clear waivers...Holloway is taking Cody Poteet’s turn in the rotation (Poteet re-aggravated his right knee sprain). It will be the tall right-hander’s first major league appearance since May 21. His only prior experience against the Phillies came out of the bullpen last year in his MLB debut...Starling Marte is 0-for-his-last-19, the longest hitless streak of his Marlins tenure...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Richard Bleier, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Steven Okert.

Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Odúbel Herrera
  2. 2B Jean Segura
  3. C J.T. Realmuto
  4. RF Bryce Harper
  5. LF Andrew McCutchen
  6. 3B Alec Bohm
  7. 1B Brad Miller
  8. SS Nick Maton
  9. RHP Aaron Nola (2021 season stats: 3.97 ERA, 3.43 FIP, 28.3 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 90.2 IP)
Aaron Nola - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Realmuto has a career .214 batting average and 27.2% strikeout rate when facing Marlins pitching. Those are the worst numbers that he has in both categories against any National League team...José Alvarado recently replaced Héctor Neris as the team’s closer. Not only did Alvarado have a rocky appearance on Tuesday, it took him a season-high 33 pitches to finish the game. His availability for tonight could be limited because of that.

MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Aaron Nola
MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Aaron Nola

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.

Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Jordan Holloway/Aaron Nola)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Will Joe Panik get a hit? (Yes/No)
  4. Will anybody get picked off and/or caught stealing? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)