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April 11-12: Marlins at Angels Series Preview

The Fish play a pair of games against Ohtani, Trout, and the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels warms up in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Coming off the opening series with a 1-2 record, the Miami Marlins head south to face the Los Angeles Angels for a quick two-game series. We won’t see Shohei Ohtani on the mound, but he’ll be leading off with a healthy Mike Trout hitting behind him. Here’s everything you need to know for this series.

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For
  • Poll: How Will This Series Play Out?

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Monday, April 11 at 9:38 pm

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:07 pm

  • TV broadcast for both games: Bally Sports Florida (Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia)
  • Radio broadcast for both games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Monday: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs. RHP Michael Lorenzen

  • Hernandez (2021): 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 23.6 K%, 27.2 HardContact% in 51.2 IP
  • Lorenzen (2021): 5.59 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 16.8 K%, 30.4 HardContact% in 29.0 IP

Tuesday: LHP Jesús Luzardo vs. LHP Patrick Sandoval

  • Luzardo (2021): 6.61 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 22.0 K%, 25.6 HardContact% in 95.1 IP
  • Sandoval (2021): 3.62 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 25.9 K%, 21.7 HardContact% in 87.0 IP

Recent Lineups

Marlins most recent lineup: Soler (LF), Cooper (1B), Sánchez (CF), Aguilar (DH), Garcia (RF), Wendle (SS), Anderson (3B), Chisholm Jr. (2B), Henry (C).
Marlins’ recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs
Angels most recent lineup: Ohtani (DH), Trout (CF), Walsh (1B), Mayfield (3B), Adell (LF), Rojas (RF), Suzuki (C), Fletcher (SS), Wade (2B).
Angels’ recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs

What to watch for on...

Monday: The greatest Sho on Earth.

  • We all know Shohei Ohtani is great, so I won’t throw a bunch of stats at you on this one. He accomplished things we’ve never seen before (and may never see again!) on his was to his first AL MVP Award. Don’t let this series go by without taking a moment to appreciate the brilliance Ohtani brings to this game. And oh yeah, that Mike Trout guy is pretty good too!

Tuesday: A new and improved Jesús Luzardo.

  • Luzardo wasn’t sharp during his time in Miami in 2021. His walk rate was sky high and opposing batters consistently barreled up pitches he threw. Louis Addeo-Weiss wrote Luzardo’s series preview a week ago, mentioning an uptick in fastball velocity this spring and noting praise for the young left-hander’s improvements from manager Don Mattingly and general manager Kim Ng.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Marlins sweep, 2-0
    (5 votes)
  • 58%
    Tie, 1 win apiece
    (18 votes)
  • 25%
    Angels sweep, 2-0
    (8 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now