Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (50-67, -12 RD) vs. Cubs (52-67, -83 RD) game thread. It’s a Bark at the Park day!
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Congrats to @AlexSerranoOD, D0ubleZ and Ginger_taco, each of whom picked a Perfect Game on Saturday.
At the end of each month, the Fish Picks winner—whoever has the percentage of correct picks (among qualifiers)—will receive a hand-painted Trevor Rogers baseball card.
Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of August.
Cubs Starting Lineup
- CF Rafael Ortega
- 1B Frank Schwindel
- LF Ian Happ
- 3B Matt Duffy
- 2B David Bote
- RF Jason Heyward
- C Robinson Chirinos
- SS Andrew Romine
- LHP Alec Mills (2021 season stats: 4.27 ERA, 4.14 FIP, 17.0 K%, 38.7 HardHit% in 71.2 IP)
Notes: The Cubs stumble into the day on a 10-game losing streak...Arizona’s Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter on Saturday with an identical stat line to what Mills had in his own no-no last season (9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K).
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- CF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Brian Anderson
- C Jorge Alfaro
- RF Bryan De La Cruz
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- RHP Elieser Hernandez
Notes: Hernandez has only started twice in the majors this season, both times departing early due to injury. It took him 10 weeks to make it back from a severe quad strain (occured while he was running the bases on June 3)...The overall production has been lousy, but Chisholm is improving his contact skills. Just a 11.8% strikeout rate since the All-Star break...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Sean Guenther, Jorge Guzman, David Hess, Steven Okert and Detwiler.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Louis Addeo-Weiss is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will handle the game recap article.
All 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 gets the first hit? (Cubs/Marlins)
- Over/Under 5.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins bat with the bases loaded at any point? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Cubs/Marlins)