Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (44-61, -2 RD) vs. Mets (55-49 -7 RD) game thread. These division rivals are each other’s most common opponent the rest of the season with 14 head-to-head games remaining on the schedule.
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Mets Starting Lineup
- CF Brandon Nimmo
- 1B Pete Alonso
- 2B Jeff McNeil
- SS Javier Báez
- 3B J.D. Davis
- LF Dominic Smith
- C James McCann
- RF Kevin Pillar
- RHP Tylor Megill (2021 season stats: 2.04 ERA, 3.44 FIP, 27.1 K%, 39.8 HardHit% in 35.1 IP)
Notes: The Mets have been the epitome of a .500 team since the end of May with no winning or losing streaks longer than three games during that period...Many of their position players have recovered somewhat from slow offensive starts to the season, but not Michael Conforto. His .324 slugging percentage is 90 points worse than his previous single-season low.
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Isan Díaz
- RF Bryan De La Cruz
- C Austin Jackson
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- LHP Jesús Luzardo
Notes: Despite initially being optioned to Triple-A, newly acquired left-hander Jesús Luzardo is making his Marlins organizational debut tonight as a member of their major league rotation! He most recently pitched on July 25 (5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K on 89 pitches). This will also be Alex Jackson’s first appearance for his new team...Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. James Rowson will serve as acting manager in the meantime...With two more hits, Rojas will move ahead of Preston Wilson for 15th place on the Marlins all-time hits list...The most well-rested relievers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bender, Ross Detwiler, David Hess, Zach Pop, Austin Pruitt and newly recalled Sean Guenther.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will handle the game recap article.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team draws the first walk? (Mets/Marlins)
- Over/Under 2.5 mid-inning pitching changes? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 12,500 announced attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will Bryan De La Cruz get a hit? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)