Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (51-72, -30 RD) vs. Reds (67-57, +34 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Nobody picked a Perfect Game on Friday.
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.
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- CF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Brian Anderson
- LF Jorge Alfaro
- RF Bryan De La Cruz
- C Alex Jackson
- RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.91 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 22.2 K%, 37.7 HardHit% in 52.2 IP)
Notes: Bryan De La Cruz has not batted higher than the No. 6 spot in any of his Marlins appearances despite maintaining a .319 batting average as a big leaguer. That trend will continue...Rojas is the only starting player who has faced Miley in multiple career games. He mashes left-handed pitching in general, as you’ve probably noticed by now...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bender, Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Sean Guenther, Bryan Mitchell and newly selected Austin Pruitt.
Reds Starting Lineup
- 2B Jonathan India
- CF Tyler Naquin
- RF Nick Castellanos
- 1B Joey Votto
- SS Kyle Farmer
- LF Aristides Aquino
- 3B Eugenio Suárez
- C Tucker Barnhart
- LHP Wade Miley (2021 season stats: 2.84 ERA, 3.58 FIP, 18.9 K%, 34.3 HardHit% in 133.0 IP)
Notes: India has emerged as the NL Rookie of the Year frontrunner, hitting for more and more power as the season progresses. Also, his .389 on-base percentage is seventh-best among all MLB qualifiers...The resurgent Votto is slashing .308/.401/.671 with 25 homers this season against righties like Thompson.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
I 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 hits the longest home run? (Marlins/Reds)
- Over/Under 9.5 strikeouts for Marlins batters? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:03 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will anybody get hit by a pitch? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Reds)