Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (2-4, -5 RD) vs. Phillies (3-4, -2 RD) game thread. I’ll be curious to see how much of a drop-off there is with the crowd size after the previous game’s huge turnout.
In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, all players and uniformed personnel will wear No. 42.
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
- LF Kyle Schwarber (42 wRC+ this season, career 118 wRC+)
- 1B Rhys Hoskins (138, 127)
- RF Bryce Harper (86, 141)
- DH Nick Castellanos (152, 115)
- SS Didi Gregorius (44, 95)
- 3B Johan Camargo (179, 93)
- 2B Bryson Stott (36, 36)
- C Garrett Stubbs (191, 35)
- CF Simon Muzziotti (-100, 100)
RHP Zach Eflin
Notes: Other than Aaron Nola, Eflin is the longest-tenured player on the Phillies roster. He pitched effectively throughout spring training and carried that into his first regular season outing (4.0 IP, 0 R)...Among active Phillies players, Harper (14 career plate appearances) and Hoskins (11 PA) have the most head-to-head history against Pablo López.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- LF Jorge Soler (30 wRC+ this season, career 111 wRC+)
- DH Garrett Cooper (94, 117)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (168, 105)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (-23, 111)
- RF Avisaíl García (27, 103)
- 3B Joey Wendle (183, 104) )
- C Jacob Stallings (18, 89)
- SS Miguel Rojas (-10, 87)
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (187, 97)
RHP Pablo López
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Aguilar switches from DH to 1B, Cooper switches from 1B to DH
Additional Notes: The Marlins have played in five one-run games this season, the highest total in the majors...Brian Anderson has excellent head-to-head history against Eflin (1.113 OPS in 21 PA), but he’s on the bench for the third time in seven contests...All 10 members of the Marlins bullpen should be available to contribute tonight.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Sun—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.
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All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.