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Marlins vs. Phillies POSTPONED—July 1, 2021

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Pablo López and Matt Moore were scheduled to start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. But it’s been postponed due to rain.

Adam Duvall #14 of the Miami Marlins celebrates his two-run home run with Jesús Aguilar #24 during the ninth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (34-45, +21 RD) vs. Phillies (37-41, -24 RD) game thread. The game has been postponed due to rain in the Philadelphia area forecast.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jon Berti
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  6. SS Miguel Rojas
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 3B Joe Panik
  9. RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.87 ERA, 3.27 FIP, 25.8 K%, 33.1 HardHit% in 91.0 IP)
Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Lefty-swinging rookies Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesús Sánchez are both on the bench vs. veteran southpaw Matt Moore...The Marlins offense thrived on Wednesday in a unique way, becoming the only MLB team on record to score 11 runs in a game while also striking out 16 times with only one walk...Wednesday was the third anniversary of Pablo’s major league debut...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier and Ross Detwiler.

Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Odúbel Herrera
  2. C J.T. Realmuto
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. LF Andrew McCutchen
  5. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  6. 3B Alec Bohm
  7. 2B Nick Maton
  8. SS Ronald Torreyes
  9. LHP Matt Moore (2021 season stats: 5.79 ERA, 5.86 FIP, 17.6 K%, 39.0 HardHit% in 23.1 IP)

Notes: Scheduled starter Zach Eflin “experienced congestion and body aches yesterday,” per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. Moore is working on five days’ rest having pitched on the road against the Mets on June 25 (5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K)...Realmuto has a career .213 batting average and 27.8% strikeout rate when facing Marlins pitching. Those are the worst numbers that he has in both categories against any National League team.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

I 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 team scores first? (Marlins/Phillies)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 swings taken by Starling Marte? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 96.4 miles per hour for Pablo López’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Marlins pitchers allow any home runs? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)