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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch and game thread—April 14, 2022

Sandy Alcantara and Kyle Gibson will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) and shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies at loanDepot Park Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (1-4, -6 RD) vs. Phillies (3-3, -1 RD) game thread. It’s the first Marlins home game of 2022.

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.

Phillies Starting Lineup

  1. LF Kyle Schwarber (40 wRC+ this season, career 118 wRC+)
  2. C J.T. Realmuto (111, 109)
  3. RF Bryce Harper (94, 141)
  4. DH Nick Castellanos (175, 115)
  5. 1B Rhys Hoskins (169, 127)
  6. SS Didi Gregorius (16, 95)
  7. 3B Johan Camargo (212, 93)
  8. 2B Bryson Stott (82, 82)
  9. CF Matt Vierling (-83, 88)

RHP Kyle Gibson

Gibson’s 2021 pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings
Gibson’s 2021 pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Notes: Going by Game Score (83), Gibson’s start against the Athletics last Saturday was one of the best of his lengthy career. He recorded 21 outs while facing just 22 batters...Among active Phillies players, Harper (30 career plate appearances), Hoskins (27 PA) and Jean Segura (18 PA) have the most head-to-head history against Sandy Alcantara.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. LF Jorge Soler (56 wRC+ this season, career 111 wRC+)
  2. 1B Garrett Cooper (41, 117)
  3. CF Jesús Sánchez (143, 105)
  4. DH Jesús Aguilar (-69, 111)
  5. RF Avisaíl García (-13, 103)
  6. 3B Joey Wendle (212, 104) )
  7. C Jacob Stallings (52, 89)
  8. SS Miguel Rojas (-19, 87)
  9. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (220, 97)

RHP Sandy Alcantara

Alcantara’s 2021 pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings
Alcantara’s 2021 pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Aguilar, García and Wendle in, Bryan De La Cruz, Brian Anderson and Jon Berti out; Rojas moves down from No. 2 to No. 8, Sánchez moves up from No. 5 to No. 2, Cooper moves up from No. 3 to No. 2

Additional Notes: A silver lining for the Marlins so far this season: their fielding. The club’s .759 defensive efficiency—the rate at which they convert balls in play into outs—is second-best in the majors, only behind the Angels...García (back tenderness) is playing for the first time since Sunday...Coming off an 83-pitch effort on Opening Day, Alcantara isn’t quite fully stretched out. Regardless of his effectiveness, multiple innings will be required from Miami’s bullpen tonight.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 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. Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.

If you’re totally new here, I’d recommend following Fish Stripes on Twitter (@fishstripes) and turning on tweet notifications for real-time commentary and highlights.

Isaac Azout is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. He’ll be providing live updates on Twitter and handling the game recap article.

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