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Dodgers vs. Marlins Series Preview

The Marlins head home and host the Dodgers for a 4-game series.

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts (50) looks for the call after being tagged out at home plate by Miami Marlins catcher Chad Wallach (17) during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium.  Photo by Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports

It seems like every few days the Miami Marlins have “their worst loss of the season.” After a disappointing series in Atlanta, the Marlins host the Los Angeles Dodgers for four games.

This series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

As of July 6 at noon: The Dodgers have pushed Julio Urías’ start back to Thursday. They have stated that Wednesday will now be a bullpen day. The Marlins are also going with a bullpen day on Wednesday.

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Monday, July 5 at 6:40 pm

Tuesday, July 6 at 7:10 pm

  • TV broadcast for first 2 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for first 2 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Wednesday, July 7 at 7:10 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Thursday, July 8 at 12:10 pm

  • TV: Bally Sports Florida, MLB Network (out-of-market only)
  • Radio: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Monday: RHP Walker Buehler vs. LHP Trevor Rogers

  • Buehler: 2.35 ERA, 0.900 WHIP, 25.4 K%, 38.7 HardHit% in 103.1 IP
  • Rogers: 2.14 ERA, 1.040 WHIP, 30.0 K%, 36.2 HardHit% in 92.1 IP

Tuesday: RHP Tony Gonsolin vs. RHP Pablo López

  • Gonsolin: 2.81 ERA, 1.563 WHIP, 30.6 K%, 32.4 HardHit% in 16.0 IP
  • López: 2.97 ERA, 1.077 WHIP, 25.8 K%, 33.1 HardHit% in 91.0 IP

Wednesday: RHP Jake Reed vs. LHP Ross Detwiler

  • Reed: 13.50 ERA, 6.000 WHIP, 16.7 K%, 50.0 HardHit% in 0.2 IP
  • Detwiler: 3.23 ERA, 1.076 WHIP, 27.9 K%, 30.4 HardHit% in 30.2 IP

Thursday: LHP Julio Urías vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara

  • Urías: 3.81 ERA, 1.067 WHIP, 27.4 K%, 32.7 HardHit% in 99.1 IP
  • Alcantara: 2.96 ERA, 1.092 WHIP, 21.3 K%, 37.2 HardHit% in 112.2 IP

Recent Lineups

LAD Recent Lineups: Betts, Muncy, Turner, Bellinger, Smith, Taylor, Lux, Pollock. LAD Bench: McKinstry, Pujols, Souza Jr., Beaty, Barnes. LAD IL: Seager, Tsutsugo, Rios. MIA Recent Lineups: Chisholm Jr., Marte, Aguilar, Duvall, Rojas, Sánchez, Alfaro, Panik. MIA Bench: Cooper, Berti, León, Sierra. MIA IL: Anderson, Devers.
Please note that both the Dodgers and Marlins lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.

What to watch for on...

Monday: Hello, Mr. All-Star: Trevor Rogers.

  • Rogers checked off another “first” accomplishment last night: he was named to the 2021 NL All-Star team.
  • When the Marlins played the Dodgers earlier this season, Rogers didn’t get to see the reigning World Series Champs. He’ll be matched up against the Dodgers’ young right-handed stud Walker Buehler to kick off the series on Monday night.

Tuesday: Let’s start over, Pablo López.

  • López takes the mound after his one-pitch loss courtesy of the ump show on Friday evening.
  • When he faced the Dodgers in May, López allowed two runs on seven hits. Over his five innings of work, he walked one batter and struck out three. Mookie Betts, who has been struggling as of late, collected two of those hits.
Miami Marlins infielder Joe Panik (12) hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. 
Joe Panik
Photo by Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday: Marlins newcomer, Joe Panik.

  • Panik career vs. Urías: 4-for-11 with two doubles and an average exit velocity of 90.4 mph.
  • Marlins fans will see Panik for the first time at home in this series against the Dodgers. He’s faced Wednesday’s starter Julio Urías more than anyone on the team and has had a bit of success.

Thursday: Step on up, Sandy Alcantara.

  • Alcantara vs. Dodgers in May: 1.1 IP, 8 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • After an ugly outing against the Dodgers earlier this season, Alcantara has been pitching well. In 61.2 innings since then, his ERA is just a smidge over two with 17 walks and 46 strikeouts. He’ll be looking to redeem himself on Thursday afternoon.


How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Marlins sweep, 4-0
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    Marlins win, 3-1
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Tie, 2 wins apiece
    (2 votes)
  • 40%
    Dodgers win, 3-1
    (12 votes)
  • 43%
    Dodgers sweep, 4-0
    (13 votes)
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