Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (51-73, -33 RD) vs. Reds (68-57, +37 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
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Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Jesús Sánchez
- CF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Isan Díaz
- C Sandy León
- LF Bryan De La Cruz
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.39 ERA, 3.69 FIP, 21.7 K%, 38.3 HardHit% in 151.1 IP)
Notes: Alcantara has a career 2.30 earned run average when pitching on Sundays...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...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Bryan Mitchell and Steven Okert .
Reds Starting Lineup
- LF Tyler Naquin
- C Tyler Stephenson
- RF Nick Castellanos
- 1B Joey Votto
- SS Kyle Farmer
- 3B Mike Moustakas
- SS José Barrero
- CF Shogo Akiyama
- RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (2021 season stats: 3.87 ERA, 5.07 FIP, 17.8 K%, 37.5 HardHit% in 86.0 IP)
Notes: Jonathan India has emerged as the NL Rookie of the Year frontrunner, hitting for more and more power as the season progresses. Also, his .388 on-base percentage is seventh-best among all MLB qualifiers...Gutierrez quietly ranks fourth among NL rookies in innings pitched (and first among those who debuted this season)...The resurgent Votto is slashing .305/.401/.665 with 25 homers this season against righties like Alcantara.
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 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? (Marlins/Reds)
- Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Jazz Chisholm Jr.? (Over/Under)
- Will Sandy Alcantara pitch into the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Reds)