Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (1-2, -1 RD) vs. Angels (1-3, -10 RD) game thread. It’s the first meeting between these teams since 2017—Mike Trout and Don Mattingly are the only remnants from that matchup.
This is the series opener! As is the case on every evening entering a Marlins series opener, we’re doing a livestream.
Our free Marlins prop bets contest has returned...with a few tweaks.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. I have divided the Marlins schedule into nine separate “innings” and will be awarding a BreakingT t-shirt to each inning’s points leader. The first inning runs from now through April 28.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- LF Jorge Soler (100 wRC+ last season, career 111 wRC+)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (116, 99)
- DH Garrett Cooper (134, 118)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (112, 112)
- 3B Joey Wendle (106, 103)
- RF Brian Anderson (99, 111)
- C Jacob Stallings (95, 91)
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (98, 97)
- SS Miguel Rojas (97, 88)
Additional Notes: Despite a left wrist contusion, Cooper was inserted shortly after the original lineup came out at the expense of García. The big free agent pick-up is coming off a frustrating debut series in which he swung at 70% of total pitches seen (the highest rate in the majors)...Bryan De La Cruz remains the lone active position player on the team who hasn’t started any games...The most well-rested Marlins relievers (haven’t pitched yet this season) are Daniel Castano and Cody Poteet.
Angels Starting Lineup
- DH Shohei Ohtani (152 wRC+ last season, career 133 wRC+)
- 3B Anthony Rendon (95, 127)
- 1B Jared Walsh (127, 123)
- C Max Stassi (107, 91)
- CF Brandon Marsh (86, 88)
- RF José Rojas (83, 82)
- LF Jo Adell (90, 55)
- SS David Fletcher (70, 88)
- 2B Tyler Wade (92, 67)
RHP Michael Lorenzen
Notes: According to Joe Maddon, Trout was scratched due to a stomach bug. He could be available off the bench...Outside of his rookie season, the Reds—Lorenzen’s previous team—used him almost exclusively as a reliever...The Angels just selected the contract of soft-tossing lefty Brian Moran, who made it to the majors originally with Miami in late 2019. He’ll be available out of their bullpen.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia in the booth—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Jeff Nelson). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
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I will handle the game recap article.