Welcome to Easter Sunday’s Marlins (3-5, -6 RD) vs. Phillies (4-5, -1 RD) game thread.
Today’s fan giveaway: this kid’s short-sleeve hoodie for the first 5,000 fans under the age of 15 (as modeled by Christina De Nicola of MLB.com).
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
- C J.T. Realmuto (127 wRC+ this season, career 109 wRC+)
- DH Bryce Harper (85, 141)
- RF Nick Castellanos (181, 115)
- 1B Rhys Hoskins (180, 127)
- LF Kyle Schwarber (20, 117)
- 2B Jean Segura (227, 98)
- SS Didi Gregorius (78, 95)
- 3B Johan Camargo (104, 93)
- CF Simon Muzziotti (38, 38)
RHP Zack Wheeler
Notes: The Phillies on Saturday piled up 10 runs without needing any homers...This is Segura’s first appearance in this series—he’s been dealing with numbness in his hand and a “banged up” shoulder...Wheeler has pitched brilliantly in his career against the Marlins (1.97 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 28.4 K% in 17 GS).
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- DH Jorge Soler (72 wRC+ this season, career 111 wRC+)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (185, 110)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (29, 111)
- 3B Joey Wendle (129, 104)
- LF Brian Anderson (93, 111)
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (202, 98)
- RF Bryan De La Cruz (143, 116)
- SS Miguel Rojas (5, 87)
- C Payton Henry (-13, 58)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Sánchez, Wendle, Chisholm and Henry in, Garrett Cooper, Avisaíl García, Jacob Stallings and Jon Berti out; Rojas moved down from No. 5 to No 8; Soler switches from LF to DH, De La Cruz switches from CF to RF
Additional Notes: The Marlins made roster moves for the first time since Opening Day! Paul Campbell was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville to take Daniel Castano’s spot. Simple swap to add a fresh mop-up arm to the bullpen...Brian Anderson and Rojas have the most head-to-head history with Wheeler (26 plate appearances each)...García’s first majestic home run as a Marlin doesn’t cover up for his underlying issues so far this season. A 50.0% chase rate and 55.6% ground ball rate is a bad combination.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 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.
Louis Addeo-Weiss is at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as a credentialed reporter. He will provide live updates on Twitter (@addeo_louis00) and handle the game recap article.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.