Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (43-57, +1 RD) vs. Orioles (34-64, -130 RD) game thread.
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Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Starling Marte
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Isan Díaz
- C Sandy León
- LF Magneuris Sierra
RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.23 ERA, 3.54 FIP, 21.3 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 119.2 IP)
Notes: The Marlins team flight arrived in Baltimore Monday night at 7:23 p.m. Remember the last time they were in Charm City? It was that improbable, post-COVID outbreak four-game sweep over the O’s (August 4-6, 2020)...Alcantara has never pitched on a true 10 days’ rest before...Every Marlins reliever should be able to pitch following the off day. If anybody is absent from their usual role, let the trade speculation begin.
Highest % of team’s RBI coming from two players, Live Ball Era (AL/NL):— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) July 27, 2021
38.2% - Johnny Bench and Tony Perez (1970 Reds)
38.1% - Ted Williams and Vern Stephens (1949 Red Sox)
37.6% - Adam Duvall and Jesus Aguilar (2021 Marlins)
37.5% - Barry Bonds and Matt Williams (1994 Giants) https://t.co/GjoJXbf0nl
Orioles Starting Lineup
- CF Cedric Mullins
- LF Austin Hays
- DH Trey Mancini
- 1B Ryan Mountcastle
- RF DJ Stewart
- SS Ramon Urías
- C Pedro Severino
- 3B Maikel Franco
- 2B Domingo Leyba
RHP Spenser Watkins (2021 season stats: 1.65 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 20.0 K%, 26.2 HardHit% in 16.1 IP)
Notes: One of this season’s biggest breakout stars, Mullins doesn’t have any stolen bases or runs batted in since the All-Star break. However, he’s still sporting an impressive .353/.371/.500 slash line during that “cold” stretch.
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.
Alex Krutchik will handle the game recap article.
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 hits more ground balls? (Marlins/Orioles)
- Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Orioles)