Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (39-50, +17 RD) vs. Phillies (44-44, -9 RD) game thread. For the first time in 2021, the Marlins will be taking part in a doubleheader.
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Game 1 Marlins Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Starling Marte
- RF Garrett Cooper
- LF Adam Duvall
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 3B Jon Berti
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.09 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 21.4 K%, 37.9 HardHit% in 116.2 IP)
Notes: Jesús Sánchez was placed on the injured list for what appears to be a COVID-related issue. There is currently no timeline for his return...Ross Detwiler (4.32 ERA, 3.74 FIP, 27.1 K%, 32.2 HardHit% in 33.1 IP) will start the second game. He was stretched out to a season-high 64 pitches in his most recent outing...Starling Marte doesn’t have any extra-base hits since June 23.
Marlins injury updates:— Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) July 16, 2021
-3B Brian Anderson is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville today
-RHP Cody Poteet threw a bullpen recently, will continue his progression
-RHP Elieser Hernandez is scheduled to throw a bullpen sometime this week
Game 1 Phillies Lineup
- 2B Jean Segura
- LF Brad Miller
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Rhys Hoskins
- SS Didi Gregorius
- CF Travis Janikowski
- C Andrew Knapp
- 3B Nick Maton
- LHP Matt Moore (2021 season stats: 5.40 ERA, 6.23 FIP, 16.3 %, 40.0 HardHit% in 31.2 IP)
Notes: Right-hander Zach Eflin (3.88 ERA, 3.58 FIP, 22.3 K%, 39.0 HardHit% in 102.0 IP) will start the nightcap...Hoskins entered the All-Star break on a hot streak, slashing .316/.400/.789 with four homers in 45 plate appearances dating back to the most recent Marlins-Phillies series...Odúbel Herrera will be out through the weekend with ankle tendinitis.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch of the first game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori and I will handle the game recap articles.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action (weather permitting). Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team throws the fastest pitch today? (Marlins/Phillies)
- Over/Under 1.5 total hits for Jesús Aguilar? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 15.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will there be any triples? (Yes/No)
- Who wins the first game? (Marlins/Phillies)
- Who wins the second game? (Marlins/Phillies)