Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (38-47, +25 RD) vs. Dodgers (53-34, +116 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
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- RF Mookie Betts
- 1B Max Muncy
- LF Matt Beaty
- CF Cody Bellinger
- C Will Smith
- 2B Chris Taylor
- SS Gavin Lux
- 3B Zach McKinstry
- LHP Julio Urías (2021 season stats: 3.81 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 27.4 K%, 32.7 HardHit% in 99.1 IP)
Notes: Urías was pushed back a day from his original schedule to get extra rest (he has already blown past his previous single-season high for innings pitched)...Fortunately for the Fish, Justin Turner, who has reached base safely in 18 consecutive starts, is on the bench.
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Jesús Sánchez
- C Sandy León
- 3B Jon Berti
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 2.96 ERA, 3.61 FIP, 21.3 K%, 37.2 HardHit% in 112.2 IP)
Notes: Looks like Don Mattingly wants to stay away from using Adam Duvall again as he continues to battle a minor (non-COVID related) illness...The only players in Marlins history to pitch 120-plus innings with a sub-3.00 earned run average during the first half of a season are Henderson Alvarez, Kevin Brown, Josh Johnson, Carl Pavano and Dontrelle Willis. Alcantara has a chance to join them if he’s efficient and effective today...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Yimi García, David Hess, Steven Okert and Zach Pop.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Isaac Azout (@IsaacAzout) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and handle the game recap article.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team scores the last run of the game? (Dodgers/Marlins)
- Over/Under 6.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 Marlins stolen bases? (Over/Under
- Will Sandy Alcantara finish the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Dodgers/Marlins)