Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (64-91, -64 RD) vs. Mets (73-82, -39 RD) game thread. For just the second time this season, the Marlins will be playing a doubleheader.
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Marlins Game 1 Starting Lineup
- SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- LF Bryan De La Cruz
- RF Jesús Sánchez
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- C Nick Fortes
- 2B Joe Panik
- 3B Eddy Alvarez
- CF Magneuris Sierra
- RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 3.30 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 20.1 K%, 34.4 HardHit% in 71.0 IP)
Notes: Trevor Rogers will start the nightcap. He has faced the Mets three previous times during his young career, with the Marlins winning each of those games...Nick Fortes (for now) is MLB’s most effective hitter among those with a minimum of 20 plate appearances this season (264 wRC+)...Discomfort in the ring toe on his left foot could limit Miguel Rojas from making much of an impact today.
Mets Game 1 Starting Lineup
- CF Brandon Nimmo
- SS Francisco Lindor
- RF Michael Conforto
- 1B Pete Alonso
- 2B Javier Báez
- 3B Jonathan Villar
- LF Kevin Pillar
- C Tomás Nido
- RHP Marcus Stroman
Notes: The Mets have lost 11 of their last 14 games since the previous meeting between these teams. They’ve also lost seven of their last eight matchups against left-handed starters like Rogers...Noah Syndergaard, two full years removed from his most recent major league appearance, has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery and will start tonight...One of the league’s offensive stars in 2020, Dom Smith is homerless in his last 50 games.
I have seen this statistic in several places today, and there is no better summation of the 2021 Mets:— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 27, 2021
No team in Major League history has spent as much time (103 days) in first place and finished with a losing record. The Mets are mathematically guaranteed to become the first.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch of the series opener is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET, and the second game will begin about 45 minutes after the conclusion of the opener. Keep in mind, though, that there are scattered showers in the forecast. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Alex Krutchik and I will handle the game recap articles.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Over/Under 12.5 total hits for the Marlins today? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 7.5 total Marlins pitchers used today? (Over/Under)
- Will any Marlins rookies hit a home run today? (Yes/No)
- Who wins the first game? (Marlins/Mets)
- Who wins the second game? (Marlins/Mets)