Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (64-89, -59 RD) vs. Rays (95-59, +186 RD) game thread. The Marlins have already clinched their lowest-ever winning percentage in interleague play.
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Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Bryan De La Cruz
- RF Jesús Sánchez
- LF Lewis Brinson
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- DH Nick Fortes
- 3B Eddy Alvarez
- C Sandy León
RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.05 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 24.1 K%, 39.3 HardHit% in 194.2 IP)
Notes: The Marlins own a meager 3-15 record in interleague play...Detailed piece from Devan Fink of FanGraphs about how Alcantara has unlocked the best version of himself...Sánchez has started 28 straight games, the longest streak for any Marlins player at any point this season...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Dylan Floro, Luis Madero and Steven Okert.
Rays Starting Lineup
- 2B Brandon Lowe
- 1B Ji-Man Choi
- LF Randy Arozarena
- DH Austin Meadows
- SS Joey Wendle
- 3B Yandy Díaz
- CF Kevin Kiermaier
- RF Brett Phillips
- C Mike Zunino
LHP Shane McClanahan (2021 season stats: 3.51 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 27.9 K%, 45.0 HardHit% in 115.1 IP)
Notes: Dating back to late July, Wander Franco has reached base safely in 40 consecutive games...Old friend Adam Conley is here! The Rays seldom use him in important situations, but he’s been great against left-handed batters (albeit in a tiny sample).
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
I will handle the game recap article.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team gets the first hit of the game? (Marlins/Rays)
- Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Bryan De La Cruz? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 69.5 strikes thrown by Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Will the Marlins hit any home runs? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Rays)