Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (47-62, +2 RD) vs. Rockies (48-61, -50 RD) game thread.
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Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Lewis Brinson
- 3B Isan Díaz
- RF Bryan De La Cruz
- C Sandy León
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.12 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 22.2 K%, 37.7 HardHit% in 132.2 IP)
Notes: Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 and experienced mild symptoms. James Rowson will serve as acting manager in the meantime. The Marlins are 3-3 so far in games managed by Rowson...The Marlins team flight arrived in Denver Thursday night at 7:57 p.m. local time (5:57 p.m. ET)...Alcantara’s only previous appearance at Coors Field was August 16, 2019, when he limited the Rockies to two runs over seven innings but got zero run support.
Rockies Starting Lineup
- LF Raimel Tapia
- 2B Brendan Rodgers
- RF Charlie Blackmon
- SS Trevor Story
- 3B Ryan McMahon
- 1B C.J. Cron
- C Elias Díaz
- CF Sam Hilliard
- RHP Germán Márquez (2021 season stats: 3.58 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 25.1 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 130.2 IP)
Notes: The Rockies have been great at home in 2021, and it’s all about their run production. They’re averaging 5.57 runs per game in the high altitude while allowing 4.73...High-leverage relievers Daniel Bard, Jhoulys Chacín and Carlos Estévez each pitched the previous two days, so it’s unclear what their availability will be.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will handle the game recap article.
All four 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 scores first? (Marlins/Rockies)
- Over/Under 94.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 diving/sliding catches? (Over/Under)
- Will the game end before midnight eastern time? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)